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Priit Raik

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Priit Raik


Priit Raik (1948, Estonia -2008) was an Estonia conductor and composer.

From 1964 to 1968 he studied clarinet and band conducting at the Tartu Music School. In 1973 he obtained a band conducting diploma at the Tallinn Conservatory (now the Estonian Music Academy) and completed his composition studies with Eugen Kapp and Anatoli Garsnek.

From 1973 to 1982 he conducted the Marines¹ band in Tallinn and taught band conducting at the Music Academy there. In 1990 he moved to Finland where he worked as a teacher, and from 1992 as theory professor at the Palmgren Conservatoire in Pori.

Most of his 100 or so compositions are for wind band, at various levels of difficulty. His works have been played and recorded in many European countries, and published in Estonia and Finland.

Works for Winds