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Kadi Jürgens

Mezzo-soprano

Versitaile Estonian mezzo-soprano Kadi Jürgens is laureate of the PLMF Music Trust award by Marje and Kuldar Sink “Young Singer 2018”. Her music studies started at Tallinn Music High School with violin and flute. Since 2014 she has been pursuing classical singing at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (EAMT, Prof. Taimo Toomast, Nadia Kurem and Eva Märtson-Wilson) and in addition learning contemporary improvisation (Prof. Anne-Liis Poll). Kadi spent the academic year 2018/19 as an exchange student in Belgium at the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp (RCA, Prof. Gary Jankowski, Lucienne Van Deyck).

Kadi has taken part in several masterclasses held by renowned opera singers and coaches from Estonia, Italy, Great Britain, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, USA, Israel, Russia, Lithuania, Poland, Finland, Sweden, Norway (Pille Lill, Wilma Vernocchi, Margareta Haverinen Brandt, Charlotte Margiono, Maciej Pikulski, Kristian Attila etc). In 2015 she was given a scholarship from Italy and in 2017 from Estonia (Mati Palmi fond) to participate in Wilma Vernocchi masterclasses in Italy.

During her studies at the EAMT Kadi has sang opera roles such as La Maestra Delle Novizie – G. Puccini “Suor Angelica” (2016), Mrs Grose – B. Britten “The Turn of the Screw” (2016), Dido – H. Purcell “Dido and Aeneas” (2016) and Orlando – G. F. Händel ”Orlando” (2018). In 2017 she made her debut at the Theatre Vanemuine in Estonia as Andromache in Märt-Matis Lill “Into the Fire” and in 2019 at the RCA as Nancy in B. Britten “Albert Herring”. Kadi has also performed as a soloist with Oulu Symphony Orchestra (2018) and worked with many eminent conductors and directors (Neeme Järvi, Giorgio Proietti, Michiel Delanghe, Markus Lehtinen, Paul Mägi, Taavi Kull, Ingrid Roose, Stephan Jöris, Hermann Keckeis, Benoît De Leersnyder, Laura Kalle, Taago Tubin etc).

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