Lepo Sumera (8.05.1950 - 2.06.2000) was a professor at the Estonian Music Academy where he studied composition under Prof. Heino Eller (1887 - 1970). He is a versatile composer, whose various stylistic periods have one thing in common: a subtle treatment of rhythm and an independent dramaturgy of timbres. Sumera is one of the most important symphonic composers in Estonian music. He has close ties to electronic and chamber music beyond his interest in the symphonic orchestra. His works have been performed on all continents.