The first full orchestral composition by Estonian-American Jonas Tarm will have its world premiere Sunday, March 8, at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
The piece is entitled “Marsh u Nebuttya” – which means “March to Oblivion” in Ukrainian – and it will be played by the New York Youth Symphony under the direction of conductor Joshua Gersen.
On the same program with Tarm, who is 21 and a third year composition student at the New England Conservatory in Boston, will be American violinist Elena Urioste, performing Beethoven’s Violin Concerto.
Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade is the third work on the program.
Tarm’s chance to have a piece played at the 124-year-old Carnegie Hall came with his selection as one of three orchestral composers to win the New York Youth Symphony’s First Music competition.
Each winner was commissioned to write a new piece for a Carnegie Hall concert.
The 31-year-old competition is seen as a leading force in the United States for bringing the works of younger composers to the public’s attention. Composers aged 30 and under can participate.
The Estonian-born Tarm moved to Chicago with his family at age 10. His works have been widely performed, including at Miami’s New World Center, Beijing’s Forbidden City Concert Hall and multiple venues in Estonia.
He graduated from the Music Institute of Chicago’s Academy where he studied composition with Matthew Hagle and Mischa Zupko, and violin with Gerardo Ribeiro. In Boston, he studies with Anthony Coleman and John Mallia.
For more about the concert and about the New York Youth Symphony go to: www.nyyouthsymphony.org
For more information about Jonas Tarm go to: www.jonastarm.com