Kaspar Mänd

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Kaspar Mänd graduated from Old Town Educational College and Music School, having studied the Oboe with Kalev Kuljus and Aleksander Hännikäinen, and the Choral Conducting class of Hirvo Surva. In 2012 he graduated from Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (the Choral Conducting Class of Hirvo Surva, the Oboe Class of Nils Rõõmussaar) and in 2014 he received his postgraduate degree in Orchestral Conducting (Prof. Paul Mägi). In 2012–13 he studied conducting at the Paris Conservatory (CNSMDP) with Prof. Zsolt Nagy. He has participated in the Järvi Summer Academy (2009, 2010, 2011) and attended the master-classes of Eri Klas and Risto Joost (both in 2010). In 2009 he founded the Mixed Choir HUIK! that has successfully participated in State Competitions. In 2011–14 he was the Chief Conductor of the Chamber Choir Voces Musicales and in 2014 the conductor of XXVI Estonian Song Festival mixed choirs. Since autumn 2013 he is the conductor of the Tallinn Georg Ots Music School Orchestra. Since 2014 he is a conductor with the Estonian National Opera. In 2011 he won the Estonian National Culture Foundation Scholarship in the name of Gustav Ernesaks and the Young Conductor Award of the Estonian Choral Association in 2012 and 2015.

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