Erle Kont

Conductor and clarinettist


After completing her master’s degree in clarinet at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki with Harri Mäki and Kari Kriikku, Estonian born Erle Kont is continuing her education in master’s of conducting in the same university with Sakari Oramo and Petri Komulainen.

Upcoming engagements include conducting the Tapiola Sinfonietta, Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Jyväskylä Sinfonia, Lappeenranta City Orchestra and Seinäjoki City Orchestra. In recent years Kont has conducted orchestras such as the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, Oulu Symphony Orchestra, Joensuu City Orchestra, Jyväskylä Sinfonia, Vaasa City Orchestra and Ploiesti Philharmonic Orchestra.

Erle Kont is the founder and artistic director of the contemporary music organisation Tartu Sound (2017), which premieres the music of young Estonian composers transitioning into professional life. It is a community driven organisation that brings together new music lovers, composers and instrumentalists.

As a prolific prize winner on the clarinet, Erle Kont is the prize winner of 14 competitions, including 1st prizes from international Eduard Medinš competition (2011, Latvia), Bohuslav Martinu and Viktor Kalabis competitions (2015, Austria) and Estonian national competition (2009, 2011).



16th May, Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta City Orchestra

Uuno Klami “The Cobblers of the Heath” Overture

Roberto Molinelli “Il bosco della Musica”

Néa Forsell (accordeon)

Joseph Haydn Cello Concerto in C major, 1st movement

Kaisa Kosonen (cello)

Charles-Auguste de Bériot Concerto No. 9 in A minor, op. 104, 1st movement

Ada Lindström (violin)

Joseph Haydn Oboe Concerto in C major, 1st movement

Iida Liimatainen (oboe)

Iiro Rantala “Freedom”

Ilmari Taipale (piano)

Camille Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, 1st movement

Eelis Vuokko (piano)

20th May, Espoo

Tapiolan Viihdeorkesteri

Pop music concert


BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra


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