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Olari Elts

  • Conductor


Born in Tallinn in 1971, Olari Elts has won great respect for his distinctive interpretative style, in which intelligence and lucidity are always apparent. Winner of the International Sibelius Conductors’ Competition in Helsinki in 2000, he became Principal Conductor of the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra from 2001-2006, earning praise for his astute programming as well as his music-making. In September 2006 he took up the newly-created position of Artistic Advisor of the Orchestre de Bretagne, and he was appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra from the beginning of the 2007/08 season. Also in 2007, he was appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra.