Jaan-Eik TulveJaan-Eik Tulve is a native of Tallinn. In 1991, he graduated as choirmaster from the Tallinn Conservatory and went on to continue his studies in the speciality of directing Gregorian choirs at the Paris National Conservatory for Music and Dance (Conservatoire national supĂ©rieur de musique et de danse de Paris). After graduating, he stayed at the Conservatory as assistant to Professor Louis-Marie Vigne, helping him with the new Gregorian choirmasters class. He has also taught at a number of Gregorian courses all over Europe (France, Belgium, Italy, Norway, the Faroe Islands, Lithuania, Finland and Estonia). Starting 1996, he holds a Professorship of Gregorian chant at the Estonian Academy of Music. In 1999, he participated in project Gregoriana Fennica (commissioned by the Sibelius Academy) as an expert investigator of early Finnish manuscripts. He has also often been invited to work with the choirs of various monasteries, to share his knowledge with the everyday practitioners of Gregorian chant. A considerable influence on the development of Jaan-Eik Tulve as musician and Gregorianist has been exerted by the still ongoing collaboration with Dom Daniel Saulnier of the Solesmes Benedictine Monastery in France.
Since 1992, Jaan-Eik Tulve has worked as the Director of the Paris Gregorian Choir (Choeur GrĂ©gorien de Paris), together with which he has given concerts across Europe as well as in Lebanon and Morocco. His recordings with the Choir have been recognised by a number of awards. In addition to the above, he has directed the Estonian National Men's Choir. Jaan-Eik Tulve has founded the group Lac et Mel (Paris 1993), focussing in addition to the Gregorian chant also on early polyphony. He also created the Women's Section of the Paris Gregorian Choir (1994) and the ensemble Vox Clamantis (Tallinn 1996).