Aadu Regi

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Aadu Regi


Aadu Regi (3 November 1912, Tallinn - 10 October 2011, Oulu) was an Estonian composer, clarinetist, conductor and music teacher of brass bands.

Regi studied clarinet 1930-1936 and 1943-1944 in the Tallinn Conservatory with Bernhard Luki.

Between 1930 and 1933 Regi played in several summer orchestras, in 1933 the Tallinn Garrison Orchestra, from 1941 to 1944 the Tallinn Workers Orchestra, from 1944-1945 Vanemuine Theater Orchestra. From 1945 to 1951 he served as a conductor and chorus master at Vanemuine. Between 1951 and 1956 he was in exile in the Kemerovo and Omsk Oblast. From 1944 to 1951 and 1956 to 1991 he taught music in Tartu, Estonia, and from 1991-1999 he taught in Finland.

For decades Regi participated in many musical collective works. He directed theater Vanemuine Symphony Orchestra, University of Tartu, symphony orchestras, Heino Eller Tartu Music School orchestra and wind band of Tartu, and he was general manager of brass bands.

Aadu Regi was a member of the Estonian Theatre Union and the Estonian Composers' Union.

Regi worked to inmprove teacher recruitment and conducting, and published books on the topic. He wrote pieces for wind orchestra, clarinet, violin and trumpet solo songs and music theater. Regi has published a book of teaching woodwinds (1970) and the orchestral work (1986), among other works.

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