JURY

SIRJE MEDELL

Member of the jury

INGA BĒRZIŅA

Member of the jury

MIKK SAAR

Member of the jury

Sirje Medell is a vocal pedagogue and vocal therapist. Works for Estonian Music and Music In the Department of Performing Arts of the Theater Academy as a song lecturer, he also collaborates with the jazz music department. Open School music teacher, children's and boys' choir conductor. Has conducted master classes in Estonia and abroad. Sings contemporary improvisational music in the vocal ensemble ImproVox.

Jazz vocalist, trainer, associate professor at the Latvian Academy of Music. Graduated from the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music (1991), PhD from the University of Latvia, Faculty of Education, Psychology and Art (2010), participated in jazz pedagogy research at many conferences. She has studied with Grammy-nominated American singer Janet Lawson and gained experience at New York University's New School. Performed in the Baltic States, Finland, Norway, Poland, Germany, Austria, Spain, Russia, Belarus and the USA.

Mikk Saar has studied in Tallinn Music High School and pop-jazz singing at the Georg Ots School of Music in Tallinn. He has released many pop-albums and has participated in several TV shows. He’s actively giving concerts and touring with his band. Roles in musicals: Valjean “Les Miserables” (Vanemuine2018) Andersson’s and Ulvaeus’s „Chess“ (supporting role, Vanemuine Theatre, 2006), Andres („Georg“, Smithbridge Productions 2005), Kander’s and Ebb’s „Chicago“ ( supporting roles 2004 ) Bart’s „Oliver!“ (supporting role, Smithbridge Productions 2003), Chris (Schönberg’s and Boublil’s „Miss Saigon“, Smithbridge Production 2002).