Silvia Ilves (born August 31, 1992 in Pärnu) dazzles audiences with her music: From classic J.S. Bach to ABBA, this contemporary cellist’s repertoire is truly impressive. As the third youngest sibling of a group of five sisters that are all musicians, Silvia’s life has been filled with melodies since childhood. She studied cello under the instruction of Mart Laas in the Tallinn Music High School and started performing in 2001. In 2002, when she was only ten years old, Silvia became the winner of the distinguished International Competition of Young Musicians.

Today, Silvia performs solo as well as with various highly talented music ensembles and orchestras, such as the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra (ERSO), Klaaspärlimäng Sinfonietta and previously she was member in Sandra Nurmsalu band, La Phoenix trio. Silvia also plays in The Ilves Sisters, a splendid and buoyant musical group that plays not only classical music masterpieces, but also legendary pop hits.

Welcome to the musical wonderland of Silvia Ilves!


Silvia Ilves & power of cello rock @Butterfly Lounge!, Butterfly Lounge

Silvia Ilves`s solo concert in Decatur, USA, Princess Theatre in October 7th 2017, Decatur, Alabama, USA

Silvia Ilves` Solo Concert in St Paul`s Church, Toronto, Canada, St paul`s Church, Toronto

Butterfly lounge performance, Tallinn

Launch of Classical CD by Silvia and Liidia, Tallinn, Estonia

Great Summer Gathering. Friends. Soloist Silvia Ilves, Tallinn Concert Hall

Classic Stars 2016 TV Show, ERR, Tallinn

Start of Classical Stars Competition, Tallinn, Estonia

Music Academy Solo Concert,


Silvia Ilves plays A.Dvorak cello concerto h-minor op 104

The ILVES Sisters- SHE (cover)

ABBA - Ring Ring (The ILVES Sisters cover)

G.Puccini "O Mio Babbino Caro"



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

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Silvia can be requested to perform classical solo concerts on cello, for example various compositions by J.S.Bach, C.Cassado etc.

As a duo with Liidia (piano), the set can include for example Saint Saens’s “Swan,” Davidoff’s “Romance,” Goens’s “Scherzo,” Popper’s “Hungarian Rhapsody” and Elgar’s “Salut d’amor.”

As a trio (cello and violin), the set can consist of for example Mozart’s “Eine Kleine Nacht Music,” Piazzolla’s “Libertango,” Scostacovich`s “Walzer,”Carlos Gardel`s “Por Una Cabeza,” Beethoven’s “Menuet,” Bach’s “Air” and several other repertoire.

As a quartet (cello, piano, violins) the Ilves Sister can perform for example Brahms’ “Hungarian dance,” Vivaldi’s “Winter,” Piazzolla’s “Winter,” Hatšaturian’s “Sword dance,” Offenbach’s “Barcarolle,” Strauss’s “Blue Danube,” etc.

The sisters can also organize and perform private concerts on request.

Their latest repertoire also includes music by ABBA on the electric cello, piano and two violins.

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