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Robert Jürjendal is a guitarist, composer, and teacher, living and working in Estonia, where he plays with musicians from the classical, pop, electronic, and experimental worlds. In the 1980s he worked together with noted Estonian musicians, including Erkki-Sven Tüür and Riho Sibul. In 1992 Robert participated in Robert Fripp’s Guitar Craft Course in Germany. Robert formed the Weekend Guitar Trio (www.wgt.nu) in 1993. This group uses free electric guitars and live electronics. In 1995 Weekend Guitar Trio won the First prize at Lausanne International Guitar festival. They have toured in England, Russia, Lithuania, Moldova, Finland, France, Germany and Sweden and have recorded five CDs. Since 1997 Jürjendal has taught guitar at the Old Town Music House in Tallinn and since 2006 he is lecturer in music at Tartu University’s Viljandi Cultural Academy. He has appeared on more than twenty recordings. His composers pocket includes music for cembalo, string quartet, classical guitar,various instrumental ensembles and choirs. Recently he has been collaborating with Riho Sibul, David Rothenberg, Petri Kuljuntausta, Kärt Johanson, Aleksei Saks, Old Town Guitar Studio and a prog-rock group Fragile, which includes a drummer, Arvo Urb, and a live action painter, Tõnu Talve.

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