"Jaan Ots is one of my most gifted pupils in the Sibelius Academy Conducting class. He radiates inspiration, seriousness and a natural musicianship"

Leif Sergerstam

"Estonian conductor, trained in Helsinki , led the orchestra precisely and enthusiastically" 

Keskisuomalainen 24.10.2019

Jaan Ots is an Estonian conductor and pianist described as “Dynamic young man whose liberated work is a pleasure to watch and listen"
(Keskisuomalainen 24.20.2019).

Jaan has a Bachelor `s degree in Piano Performance from the Estonian Academy of Music and Theater, and a Masters`s degree in Orchestral Conducting from Sibelius Academy. During the course of his conducting studies, he spent one year as an exchange student at the Conservatoire de Paris (CNSM).

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 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.

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. 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.

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.