2021

Summer tour

July

Summer concert tour “Suudlus läbi raagus sõnade” (A Kiss Through Bare Words)
In program: Rannap’s best known songs
Performers: singers Maarja-Liis Ilus & Marko Matvere, Rannap-Quartet
Composer on keyboards

17.07 Kasepää Song Celebration Grounds
21.07 Kõltsu courtyard
22.07 Vihula manor’s courtyard
23.07 Pärnu Villa Ammende courtyard
24.07 Asva Vikings’ Village at Saaremaa island
28.07 Viimsi Open Air Museum
29.07 Luke manor’s courtyard
30.07 Põltsamaa Castle’s courtyard

Award

January 28th

Award „Contribution to Estonian Music“ for Rannap’s rock group Ruja
at Estonian Music Awards ceremony (live TV coverage)

2020

Ever & Forever”

October 1st – November 7th

10 solo piano recitals in Estonia – “Ever & Forever”
Presentation concerts of a new CD. Composer and performer: Rannap
In program: 13 new piano pieces, accompanied by pre-recorded electronics and videos of Estonian nature.
Concerts in Tallinn, Tartu, Pärnu, Jõhvi, Viljandi, Võru, Paide, Rakvere, Rapla & Abja

Ad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWEnY1’WRBCQ

New CD

“Ever & Forever” – Neo-romanticism on piano with electronics. 10 new piano pieces
Composer and performer: Rannap

CD: https://www.lasering.ee/ikka-ja-alati-ever-forever-cd.html

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYQK9SsIeZQ

Performing at the Opening of WRC Rally Estonia.

September 4th

Rannap’s new arrangement of his song “Rahu” (“Peace”) for four solo singers. Composer on piano
Live TV broadcast

https://www.elu24.ee/7055600/eesti-muusikute-koorekiht-esitas-rally-estonia-avamisel-ruja-hittpala-rahu

Concert with Ott Lepland

August 21st

Concert with Ott Lepland and his band at Sõru Jazz-Festival, Rannap’s songs. Composer on piano

Gala concert

August 20th

Open air gala concert “Roostevaba maailm” (Stainless World)
Performers: Rannap on keyboards, ERSO (Estonian National Symphony Orchestra),
rock band at Tallinn Song Festival Grounds.

In program: Rannap’s songs for his rock group Ruja,
in Rannap’s new arrangements for piano (& Hammond organ) symphony orchestra and rock band.

Video, photos and more information:

https://kroonika.delfi.ee/artikkel/90789025/blogi-ja-fotod-rujafoonia-vallutas-lauluvaljaku-rannap-erso-ja-mitmed- teised-esitasid-eesti-taasiseseisvumispaeva-puhul-ruja-parimaid-hitte-suve-suurimal-kontserdil

2019

Christmas tour

December 13th – 29th

Christmas tour “Laul katab maad” (The Song is Covering the Land)
with singers Birgit and Ott Lepland, and Silvia Ilves on violoncello.
Rannap on piano and church organ.
In program: Rannap’s songs and well-known Christmas songs, arranged by Rannap

13.12 Tallinn, Jaani church
15.12 Laitse Graniitvilla
17.12 Võru Culture Center Kannel
18.12 Aruküla Culture Center
19.12 Rapla church
20.12 Paide church
21.12 Rakvere Kolmainu church
22.12 Pärnu Concert House
25.12 Tallinn, Kaarli church
26.12 Tartu, Peetri church
29.12 Kuressaare, Laurentius’ church

https://www.facebook.com/raadio.elmar/videos/birgit-sarrap-ott-lepland-rein-rannap-ja-silvia-ilves-suudlus-l%C3%A4bi-j%C3%A4%C3%A4tunud-klaa/504862416799813/

Concert with Kristjan Kannukene

November 6th

Concert with Kristjan Kannukene (vocal, viola, guitars)
in Keller Theatre, Tallinn
In program: Rannap & Kannukene

Premiere

September 24th

premier of Rannap’s new Concerto for Oboe and symphony orchestra (25’)in Pärnu Concert House
Performers: Riivo Kallasmaa & Pärnu City Orchestra, conductor Kaspar Mänd

“Muinastulede öö” concert

August 30th

“Muinastulede öö” concert with singer Ott Lepland at Pühajärve. In program: Rannap’s songs

Must lind (Black Bird): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3iVMD8lM20

Solo piano recital in Rakvere

August 23rd

Solo piano recital in Rakvere
In program: Rannap’s improvisational arrangements of his own songs and of well-known Estonian patriotic songs

Concert with Ott Lepland

August 20th

Concert with Ott Lepland at Toompea Castle Balcony.

July 27th

Concert with Ott Lepland and his band at Lighthouse Festival at Rannapungerja. In program: Rannap’s songs

Õhtunägemus (Night Ghost) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orVmk9HCsYo

July 19th

Concert with Ott Lepland and his band at Ostrova Festival. In program: Rannap’s songs

Concert with singer Maarja-Liis Ilus

July 18th

Concert with singer Maarja-Liis Ilus, in a courtyard near Tallinn
In program: Rannap’s songs

Concert with Kristjan Kannukene

July 13th

Concert with Kristjan Kannukene (vocal, viola, guitars)
at a mini-festival in a Kõima mansion in Pärnumaa, Estonia
In program: Rannap & Kannukene

Kannukene and Rannap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsf-l9YiPt8&list=RDS4-EFZDnc4U&index=2

Concert with Ott Lepland

May 25th

Concert with Ott Lepland and his band in Käsmu
In program: Rannap’s songs

April 18th

Concert with singer Ott Lepland in Rõuge Culture Center.
In program: Rannap’s songs

Open air concert “The Patterns of Time”

February 24th

Open air concert “The Patterns of Time” at Iceland’s Plaza in Tallinn
Performers: Maarja-Liis Ilus, Ott Lepland, Kristjan Kannukene, choir Vox Populi.
In program: Rannap’s songs. Composer on piano.
Live TV coverage

Premier

February 11th

Premier of Rannap’s new piano cycle “Corals” (8’) in Kultuurikatel, Tallinn. Composer on piano

Performing with Ott Lepland

January 24th

Performing with Ott Lepland and his band a song „Kirju palli lend“
at an Estonian Music Awards ceremony, live TV coverage.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQnQwc2ecck

2018

Concert with Ott Lepland

November 13th

Concert with Ott Lepland and his band in Kutuurikatel, Tallinn
Presentation of a new CD “Tagasirändur” (Rannap’s songs in contemporary arrangements)

November 10th

Concert with singers Maarja and Ott Lepland and his band in Tartu Concert Hall
Presentation of a new CD “Tagasirändur” (Rannap’s songs in contemporary arrangements)

New CD

CD “Tagasirändur” (Traveler)
11 Rannap’s songs in contemporary arrangements
Performers: Ott Lepland, his band, and Rannap at keyboards

CD: https://www.lasering.ee/catalogsearch/result/?cat=0&q=tagasirändur

Gala concert

September 29th

Gala concert “50 Years on a Big Stage” in Alexela Concert Hall in Tallinn
Celebrating Rannap’s 50 years in professional music
Composer and pianist: Rannap
Other performers: solo singers Maarja-Liis Ilus, Kadri Voorand, Lenna Kuurmaa, Tõnis Mägi, Ivo Linna, Ott Lepland, Marko Matvere, Kristjan Kannukene and Ikevald Rannap; Silvia Ilves (violoncello), Heigo Rosin (percussion), mixed choir Vox Populi, rock band, and others

From this concert was made a TV broadcasting,

Ad: https://vimeo.com/286556295

“Õhtunägemus” (Night Ghost), Tõnis Mägi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwoH_c16580

“Must lind” (Black Bird), Kadri Voorand: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_t4Ln_TRnYY

1 hour broadcast: https://arhiiv.err.ee/vaata/rein-rannap-50-aastat-suurel-laval

Set of 3 CDs – Rannap’s best songs

Set of 3 CDs in a series „Eesti Kullafond“ (Treasures of Estonian Music)
Rannap’s 58 best songs throughout the years

https://www.lasering.ee/eesti-kullafond-3cd-4740447314808.html

New song

August

Premier at a series of concerts and recording on a CD of Rannap’s new song “Force” (words: Indrek Hirv)
by different vocal soloists and the Wind Orchestra of Estonian Police and Border Guard.

Concert with Ott Lepland

July 21st

Concert with Ott Lepland and his band at the Peipsi Romantika Festival
In program: Rannap’s songs

Duo 2onONE

July 8th

Piano duo 2onONE (Rannap with Mihkel Mattisen) performing
in Kadrioru Palace three Rannap’s compositions for piano 4 hands.

Piano duo 2onONE performing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hks08pklMMw

Premier

June 29th

Concert in Noblessner Tallinn Shipyard shipbuilding hangar
Composer and pianist: Rannap
Other performers: chamber orchestra, mixed choir and Ott Lepland

Premier of a new cantata „Kuu“ (The Moon) (15’)
(for mixed choir, string orchestra and percussion),
on lyrics by Kristjan Jaak Peterson

Premier of a mixed choir composition „Mari oli mammu“ (Estonian folk poetry)

Also in program: Ave Maria (new arrangement for mixed choir and strings by composer), cantata „Sinu silmade sinimustvalge“ (The Blue-Black-White of Your Eyes) (new arrangement), „Ingliska“ – reworking of – Estonian folk melody and other Rannap’s works.

April 19th

Presentation concert of a new solo piano CD “Selfies with Classics”
First Studio of ERR (Estonian National Broadcasting).
Live radio broadcasting
Composer on piano

New CD

CD “Selfies with Classics”: Rannap’s re-workings of well-known classical melodies
Composer on piano
CD: https://www.lasering.ee/selfid-klassikutega-selfies-with-classics-cd.html

Ravel/Rannap: Bolero https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdwU4edrKko

Saint-Saëns/Rannap: Swan – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLRoQGvENxc&feature=emb_logo

Brahms/Rannap: Hungarian Dance Nr 5 – https://vimeo.com/178335085

Rimsky-Korsakov/Rannap: Flight of the Bumblebeehttps://vimeo.com/178353347

2017

October 30th, 31st, November 1st

performances of Rannap’s rock operaEvil Island“ in Tallinn, Alexela Concert Hall
https://www.facebook.com/eestikontsert/videos/saaremaa-ooperist-nurjatu-saar-rein-rannap/2726242734150925/

Ruja Gala

August 20th

Rock concert “Eesti muld ja eesti Ruja” (Estonian Soil and Estonian Ruja)
at the Tallinn Song Festival Grounds
Performing: vocal soloists Kadri Voorand, Ott Lepland, Robert Linna, Priit Võigemast, Kristjan Kannukene; ensemble Estonian Voices, mixed choir, rock band and former members of the group Ruja. (Ruja is the name of Rannap’s rock group, established 1971)
Composer, arranger, on piano and Hammond organ: Rannap

2-hour musical documentary movie Estonian Soil and Estonian Ruja has been made of this concert.

This movie and the concert’s video recording are available on a set of 3 DVD-s: Estonian Soil and Estonian Ruja DVD: https://www.lasering.ee/eesti-muld-ja-eesti-ruja-3dvd.html

Rannap: “Rahu” (Peace), Ott Lepland
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8RI-mZoIlk

Rannap: “Nii vaikseks kõik on jäänud” (Everything has Become so Quiet)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iK51hfzck5k

Premier: „Evil Island“ – a rock opera 

July 14th and 15th

Premiers of Rannap’s rock opera “Nurjatu saar” /Evil Island“
at Saaremaa Opera Festival in Kuressaare, Estonia
Performers: singers Lenna Kuurmaa, Kristel Aaslaid, Tõnis Mägi, Marko Matvere, Ott Lepland, Markus Teeäär, Bonzo; mens choir RAM, women’s choir Sireen, orchestra, rock band

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCzQEQZ0vTo

Song and Dance Celebration

June 30th-July 1st

Dance Celebration
In program also Rannap’s children’s song “Sügis” (Autumn)

July 2nd

Song Celebration
In program also two Rannap’s songs (in composer’s new arrangement):
Eesti muld ja eesti süda (Estonian Soil and Estonian Heart) – joint choir (420 choirs)
https://arhiiv.err.ee/vaata/xii-noorte-laulupidu-mina-jaan-eest-muld-ja-eesti-suda

Õunalaul (Apple Song) – boys’ choirs
https://arhiiv.err.ee/vaata/xii-noorte-laulupidu-mina-jaan-ounalaul

Germany

May 7th

Piano solo recital in Greifswald at the Nordischer Klang Festival

January 6th

Concert with singer Maarja-Liis Ilus in Jõgeva Culture Centre
In program: Rannap’s songs

2016

Premier

November 12th

Premier of Mussorgsky-Rannap “Picture from an Exhibition” (50’) by Estonian Piano-Orchestra
at Piano Festival in Tallinn

Reworking of whole Mussorgsky’s solo piano cycle for Estonian Piano-Orchestra – 8 pianists on 4 pianos

https://arhiiv.err.ee/vaata/mi-klaveriorkester Video of this work starts at 24’52’’

China tour

August 19th – 28th China tour, organized by Chinese Concert Agency Wu Promotion
solo piano recitals. In program: reworkings of well-known classical melodies
and Rannap’s own piano pieces

19th  Tianjin, Tianjin Grand Theater – Concert Hall
21st  Xi’an, Xi’an Concert Hall
24th  Ha’erbin, Ha’erbin Grand Theater
26th  Chongqing, Chongqing Guotai Arts Center – Concert Hall
28th  Guangzhou, Guangzhou Opera House – MF Theater

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August 30th  – solo piano recital in Dalian
September 3rd – solo piano recital in Shanghai, Fairmont Peace Hotel Jazz Club

Tour Forbidden Concert

Presentation concerts of the new CD “Forbidden!”
In program: Rannap’s early songs (1971-1973) for his group Ruja
Performers: singer Kristjan Kannukene, Rannap at keyboards, rock group

August 9th      Viinistu, Art museum courtyard
August 10th    Tartu, Hansa courtyard
August 11th    Pärnu, Ammende Villa courtyard
August 12th    Keila, Song Celebration Grounds
August 13th    Tallinn, Pada (Kultuurikatel’s courtyard)
August 14th    Vihula, manor garden

https://tv.delfi.ee/uudised/kroonika/ainult-delfis-klipp-filmist-esmaspaeval-esilinastub-dokk-ruja-keelatud-mis-toob-vaatajani-loo-bandi-ilmumata-esimesest-rokkalbumist?id=79145180

A documentary film about this CD and concert tour: https://arhiiv.err.ee/vaata/keelatud-ruja

New CD

CD “Forbidden!” – Rannap’s early songs (1971-1973) for his rock group Ruja
The first rock album in Estonia – 43 years later
This album could have been the very first rock album in Estonia (and also in whole former Soviet Union),
if it would have been then allowed by government to record and publish
Performers: Kristjan Kannukene (vocals), Rannap at piano and Hammond organ, rock band

CD: https://www.lasering.ee/ruja-varased-laulud-eesti-esimene-rokkalbum-43-aastat-hiljem-cd.html

July 26th – open air concert with Maarja-Liis Ilus in open air near Tallinn (Rannap’s songs)

July 23rd  – open air concert with Maarja-Liis Ilus in Bastion Courtyard in Tallinn (Rannap’s songs)

July 8th – solo piano recital with program “Selfies with Classics” at Glasperlenspiel Festival in Tartu, in Jaani Church

July 6th – concert with singer Maarja-Liis Ilus at Õllesummer Festival in Tallinn (Rannap’s songs)

Beijing

April 23rd -30th

5 performances in Beijing, China: 
solo piano, and with singer Maarja (Rannap’s songs)

Japan

April 9th

Solo piano recital in Tokyo

Premier – Concerto in Rock 

March 10th

Premier of Concerto in Rock (40’) in three movements for rock group and symphony orchestra
in Tallinn Russian Culture Center
Composer on piano and Hammond organ, symphony orchestra, conductor Kaspar Mänd
https://arhiiv.err.ee/vaata/ringvaade-1206-202645

2015

Christmas tour

December

Christmas tour in Estonia with Kristjan Kannukene (vocal, guitars) and cello quartet C-Jam.
In program Rannap’s songs and Christmas songs

09.12 Viimsi church
12.12 Võru Culture Center Kannel
13.12 Türi Culture Center
15.12 Rakvere church
16.12 Tartu Pauluse church
17.12 Jõhvi church
19.12 Viljandi Pauluse church
20.12 Vihula manor
21.12 Pärnu theatre Endla
22.12 Kuressaare Laurentius’ church
23.12 Haapsalu Culture Center
26.12 Tallinn, Jaani church
27.12 Rapla church

Christmas song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5OXJdY24FE
Rannap: “Jõulukuul” (Christmas Month) https://youtu.be/hY3il4CWJ4E?t=2230
Christmas song: https://youtu.be/hY3il4CWJ4E?t=5127

Premier and concerts

November 19th and 20th  

Premier of a new composition for children „The Old Boot“ (15’)
for a narrator, piano and string orchestra; text: Andrus Kivirähk

Performers: composer on piano and Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Risto Joost

Also in program: Saint-Saëns The Carnival of the Animals 
in Rannap’s arrangement for piano and strings

in the House of the Blackheads, Tallinn

This concert program will later be performed in several schools in Tallinn, in Estonian and Russian language

Concerts and premiers

Concerts with string quartet Precioso
In program:
Premier of Rannap’s new Quintet for piano and strings „Three Allegories“ (20’).
Premier of Rannap’s new work: Three Estonian Folk Songs for piano and strings (12’) Premier
Rannap: Chamber concerto for piano and strings (2008)
Rannap: String Quartet „Prodigal son“ (1993)

Composer on piano

October 24th   Kuressaare Culture Center
October 29th   Tapa Culture Center
October 30th   Abja Culture Center
November 5th   Tartu, Vanemuine Concert Hall
November 10th  Tallinn, Estonia Concert Hall
November 11th  Jõhvi, Concert Hall
November 12th  Pärnu, Concert Hall
November 25th  St Petersburg (Russia), St John’s Church
November 29th  Käina Culture Center

Stuttgart, Germany

October 2nd

Solo piano recital at Stuttgart’s Jazz Club BIX

Premier

August 21st

Concert in Põltsamaa castle yard
Premier of Rannap’s concert-overture for symphony orchestra „Sound of Estonia“
In program also Rannap’s songs and instrumental works for piano and orchestra

Performers: ERSO (Estonian State Symphony Orchestra), Maarja-Liis Ilus, composer on piano
Videorecording on DVD

Summer tour

Concert tour with Maarja-Liis Ilus – „Wind Zither’s tune“
In program Rannap’s songs

August 11th  Tartu, Hansa yard
August 12th  Vihula manor’s yard
August 13th  Ammende villa’s yard
August 14th  Kõue manor’s yard
August 15th  Kuressaare, Arensburg hotel’s terrace
August 16th  Haapsalu, castle yard

Premier

Premier of Rannap’s new work – Concerto for harpsichord and strings (15’)

July 23rd Kõue manor
July 24th. Moe manor
July 25th Esna manor
July 26th Rogosi manor

Performers: Imbi Tarum and Corelli Consort

July 19th

Concert with Kristjan Kannukene (vocal, viola, guitars) at Võsu music festival

June 21st

Piano solo recital at Sõru jazz festival (island Hiiumaa, Estonia)

Moscow

Piano solo recitals in Moscow

June 14th  Alexei Kozlov jazz club
June 15th  Muraviev-Apostol estate
June 16th  Great hall of the Library for Foreign Literature
June 17th  Igor Butman jazz club
June 18th  Jazz club Essay

Concert in Alexei Kozlov jazz club: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHWBc894XYQ

Premier

Rannap’s new work Ballad for solo violoncello (5’)
Estonian competition for string players
Required work for violoncello

Ballad, performed by Silvia Ilves – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaCgsDcqyCA

China

Piano solo recitals, in program: Rannap and his reworkings of classical melodies

November 7th  Beijing, National Library Concert Hall
November 8th  Jinan, Lishan Theater
November 12thShanghai, Shanghai City Theater
November 13th Guangzhou, Xinghai Concert Hall

October 23rd     

Piano solo recital in House of the Blackheads, Tallinn
In program: Selfies with Classics

October 24th

Piano solo recital at the opening celebration of the Ülemiste Shopping Center, Tallinn

Moscow

October 5th

Piano solo recital in Estonian Embassy in Moscow

October 6th

Great Hall of the Composers Union, Moscow
Piano Concerto (2012) (composer’s new arrangement for piano and strings)

Performers: Rannap and the Seasons-orchestra

October 7th

Gala Concert of the festival Seasons
Great Hall of the Gnessin Institute, Moscow
In program: Rannap’s piano pieces