The ILVES Sisters Story

The ensemble The Ilves Sisters is a group of dazzling, talented and buoyant sisters who began making music together in their childhood. The eldest of the sisters, Liidia (1990) is a pianist, works as a piano teacher and occasionally performs with the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra. The cellist of the ensemble and the third youngest of the sisters Silvia (1992) has been a member of the Sandra Nurmsalu band and took part of many music projects. In addition to making music with her sisters, she currently focuses on her soloist career. In 2015 she worked in the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra. A much beloved violin teacher Aleksandra (1993) began sharing her knowledge on violin playing at an early age and by now her pupils hold her in high esteem. At the same time she is a violin virtuoso with The Ilves Sisters. The chanticleer of the ensemble Damaris (1994) is enchanted by opera and wishes to tie her life and career with singing. She has always been interested in theatre and music and has found a symbiosis of the two in the world of opera. Gloria (1997), the youngest of the sisters has been playing the violin for more than ten years and contributes to the ensemble her youth and sweetness. Like the other sisters, she has achieved much at international competitions.

All of the sisters have studied at Tallinn Music High School and are all currently furthering their education or have done so at the Estonian Music and Theatre Academy. The sisters are all highly renowned interpreters of classical music. The beginning of 2016 brought something nostalgic and musically refreshing to their repertoire – they finally made their dream of performing the repertoire of the legendary Swedish ensemble ABBA come true. The sisters have chosen their favourite pieces, and now it is possible to hear and see them perform something from the world of pop in addition to their repertoire of bright, powerful and emotional classical music. Actually, both could be described by the same adjectives! ABBA’s music has touched the Ilves girls deeply and the passion that unites the sisters when making music is phenomenal!



The Best Of ABBA By The ILVES Sistes is now on CD and we could not be more happier! The presentation at Hilton Park Tallinn Hotel was glamorous and full of good energy! We had some fun by performing some pieces  from our fresh CD and spoke about upcoming events. Our  special thanks to Andrus Rannaääre, Daniel Reinaru / Crux Media, Baltic Disc OÜ, Liina Stein Fashion, Krõõt Tarkmeel Photography, who have helped us to create this beautiful CD.




Sleigh bells ring, are you listening
In the lane, snow is glistening
A beautiful sight, we’re happy tonight
Walking in a winter wonderland




Great week of good performances with ABBA music is behind us and we feel grateful for another successful tour. The audience shared the passion for ABBA’s music and it made the concerts even more powerful. Special thanks to Tartu Kontsert, who organized “Mamma Mia!” tour for us.



The ILVES Sisters gave a concert at Põltsamaa Culture House to celebrate Father’s Day. It was special concert in a sense, that we substituted cellist Silvia with vocalist Damaris, who devoted  her performance of Giacomo Puccini O Mio Babbino Caro for the fathers at the hall.


Shopping center Port Artur in Pärnu knows that good music makes shopping even more fun. On October 5 they were celebrating shopping day and as we started with our live performance many people gathered around to listen.


During our performance on October 30th at Laitse Graniitvilla Estonian most famous sculpture artist Mr. Tauno Kangro made two drawings of us. We are very thankful and honored by that beautiful gesture!


We love our  co-work with HiQ! Finland. Every time they seem to surprise us with new exciting challenges. In summer we played for them at Neste Rally VIP zone and in October 26 and 27  we played in Finish historical manors and in the forest. Such a great experience and wonderful memories!


What a great fun it was to perform “You’re the One That I Want” from the 1978’s movie Grease for the weekend TV Show Nädalalõpp kanal 2-ga. After the performance we talked with Mr. Kristjan Jõekalda and Mr. Teet Margna about upcoming events and in the end we gave them presents from The ILVES Sisters collection.



Happy and proud to celebrate Rakavere Põhjakeskus birthday with music on October 17th.




  • 11/11/2016  
  • Concert Põltsamaa Cultural House, Põltsamaa
  • 05/11/2016  
  • Live performance at Port Artur Shopping mall, Pärnu
  • 30/10/2016  
  • Concert at Laitse Graniitvilla, Laitse Graniitvilla
  • 05/10/2016  
  • Concert at Adavere manor, Adavere
  • 17/09/2016  
  • Birthday of Rakvere Põhjakeskus, Rakvere
  • 19/08/2016  
  • Concert with ABBA repertoire, Kirna Manor
  • 05/08/2016  
  • Launch of Classical CD by Silvia and Liidia, Tallinn, Estonia
  • 09/07/2016  
  • Concert with classical and ABBA repertoire, Valga Culture and Community Centre
  • 30/06/2016  
  • Great Summer Gathering. Friends. Soloist Silvia Ilves, Tallinn Concert Hall
  • 25/06/2016  
  • Concert at Wasa Hotel, Pärnu

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