"Jaan radiates inspiration, seriousness and a natural musicianship"
"Jaan Ots is a dynamic young man whose liberated work is a pleasure to watch and listen ... Estonian conductor, trained in Helsinki, led the orchestra precisely and enthusiastically"
"Segerstam's student Ots has a promising conducting career and he is in addition to that a very sharp chamber musician ...
His piano playing was emotionally driving motor in Beethoven's suggestive so called "Ghost" trio, that got a toughtfully pure, well-balanced interpretation from Trio Teos"
Newspaper HFL, Helsinki
Jaan Ots is a Estonian conductor and pianist trained at the Sibelius Academy (Masters`s degree in orchestral conducting), Conservatoire de Paris (CNSM, orchestral conducting) and Estonian Academy of music and Theater (piano performance).
His first major debut took place at the Finnish National Ballet in December 2017 where he conducted the ”Nutcracker” by Tchaikovsky. In the following year he led the Glasperlenspiel Sinfonietta in collaboration with the award-winning choir Collegium Musicale on tour in Greece and conducted the Hamburger Camerata at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg. In addition to that, he has conducted the Lahti Sinfonia, Jyväskylä Sinfonia, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Pärnu City orchestra and Narva City Orchestra.
Jaan has held the position of Assistant Conductor at the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, assisted Verdi "Otello" production at the Savonlinna Opera Festival, Bizet "Carmen" at the Vaasa Theater, Shostakovich "Lady Macbeth from Mtsensk District", Verdi “Don Carlo” and Berg “Wozzeck” at the Greek National Opera.
In parallel with his conducting activities Jaan is an active chamber musician, performing regularly as a member of Frielinghaus Ensemble (Germany), Piano trio TEOS (Finland-Estonia) as well as guest artist at various festivals.
Coming from a family of musicians, he has been involved with music from a very early age. In addition to piano, his wide musical background also includes extensive studies in trumpet playing under the guidance of his father. Having excelled in both instruments, Jaan is a laureate of over 20 competition in Estonia, Latvia, Russia and Germany, including 1st prices at Steinway&Sons Piano Competition for Young Pianists and the Estonian National Competition for Wind Instruments.