Biography

Tanel Joamets has graduated from Estonian Academy of Music in 1994 with Valdur Roots. Great importance upon him had the classes of improvisation with Anto Pett too. In 1998 he got a scholarship for post-graduate studies in Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London.


Since 1994 he works in Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre as lecturer of piano and improvisation.


He has won prizes in Estonian national piano competitions in 1993 and 1994. He has been the finalist in two International Scriabin Piano Competitions: in 1995 (Nizhny-Novgorod) he won the diploma and in 2000 (Moscow) he became a prize-winner. In 1996 he won the special prize as a member of improvisation ensemble Extemporisers (Ekstemporistid) in Competition of Young Culture (Düsseldorf).

In 2010 he was awarded the scholarship "Estonian Performer of Year"

In 2015 scholarship Pearl of Culture of Tartumaa County


Tanel Joamets has given solo and chamber concerts in Estonia and Finland, but also in Canada, Australia, GermanyEngland, Sweden, Holland, Latvia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkey. After his success in Scriabin Competition in 2000 his career has developed rapidly, he has toured every year everywhere over Russia and Kazakhstan visiting more than 100 cities, including major centres like Moscow, Kazan, Rostov, Ufa, Yekaterinburg, Omsk, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Habarovsk and Vladivostok. Almost everywhere he has received hottest receptions, and many of Russians consider him the Scriabin-player number one in nowadays world. His interpretations of Debussy, Grieg, Rachmaninoff, Schubert have been appreciated highly too. Listeners and critics have been astonished by width and sensitiveness of colour nuances, depth of concentration, non-academic freshness of his music-making.


Tanel Joamets has played piano concertos of Ravel, Grieg, Rachmaninoff, Mozart, Scriabin and Schnittke with different symphony and chamber orchestras of Estonia and Russia.


He has premiered Estonian solo piano and chamber music (Tõnu Kõrvits, Lepo Sumera, Jüri Reinvere). In addition to different chamber projects every year in Estonia, he has played several times chamber music with musicians of Chamber Orchestra of Lapland (Lapin Kamariorkesteri).


Tanel Joamets has promoted Estonian musical life. In 2000-2006 he was the founder, artistic director and one of performers of Tartu International Improvisation Festival (IMPROVIZZ). He has initiated series of piano music in Tartu University hall, there were performers from Estonia and abroad. For that activity he has got a special prize (2007).