Tartu Chamber Music Festival started in 2019 with the aim of offering the South Estonian public more opportunities to enjoy performances by Estonian and international musicians. The festival also provides an excellent opportunity for performers and composers to collaborate and introduce their works. In 2022, Tartu Chamber Music Festival merged with Classical Hugs Music Academy (the United States-based performing arts organization) to offer an all-encompassing music experience to international students, guest artists, and audiences in Estonia and abroad. Classical Hugs in Tartu presents orchestral, chamber, and solo concerts and masterclasses with eminent professors from the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Malta, and Estonia. All masterclasses are held at Heino Eller Music School in Tartu, Estonia, which collaborates with the festival. Classical Hugs (Music Festival) in Tartu is held in partnership with Tartu Chamber Music Festival. Festival’s Artistic Directors/Founders are Anna Samsonova (Estonia) & Michael Bulychev-Okser (USA).