Rain Vilu

Principal Viola

ENSO member from 1984, Principal Viola from 1992

Rain Vilu has studied violin at the Tallinn Music High School and graduated from the Tallinn State Conservatory (current Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre) in the viola class of Professor Herbert Laan. He has been working at the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra since 1984 and he has been the principal viola of ENSO since 1992.

He was a member of the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra for more than ten years. However, due to his interest in Baroque music, he joined the Tallinn Baroque Orchestra, the Corelli Baroque Orchestra, and the ensemble Corelli Consort. He has also participated in the Collegium Europae programmes of the European Baroque Orchestra and toured with them under the guidance of Wieland Kuijken in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, and Poland. Rain Vilu is the founding member of the string quartets Noobel Nelik and Ardor.

He has been a lecturer at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre since 2002. Additionally, he has been managing the Symphony Orchestra of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre since 2005.