Rasmus Puur graduated cum laude from the Composing Class of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (teachers Tõnu Kõrvits and René Eespere) in 2014. In addition, he studied conducting with Tõnu Kaljuste. He participated in the international arrangers’ master classes of Vince Mendoza and Metropole Orkest in 2012. In 2007 he founded together with Edmar Tuul a youth orchestra Reaalmažoor with the aim of enriching Estonian cultural and musical environment by performing mostly non-academic music.
Puur’s works have been performed by many professional ensembles in Estonia, such as the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Estonian National Opera Orchestra, Vanemuine Theatre Orchestra, Nargenfestival Orchestra, Estonian National Male Choir and talented amateur ensembles, including Estonian TV Girls’ Choir, Estonian National Opera Boys’ Choir and Collegium Musicale. Rasmus Puur is also an acclaimed arranger and orchestrator: opera “Katuselt” (“From the Roof”) by Jarek Kasar and Uku Uusberg, opera “The Prince and the Pauper” and musical “Lotte in the Dream World” by Priit Pajusaar. His works have been recorded on more than 10 CDs. He has been the music director and conductor for Kasar’s opera “Katuselt” (NO99/Põhuteater) and the musical “Shrek” (NUKU). In addition, he has written music for the performances of Tallinn City Theatre, Estonian Drama Theatre, Rakvere Theatre and Cinema Theatre/Nargen Opera. In spring 2017 his concert piece for chorus “One Day I’ll Give Myself Away for Real” premiered in Tallinn Culture Hub, meditating on the feelings and thoughts of contemporary youth (director Priit Võigemast). Together with Veiko Tubin, Puur was the author of the concept for the XII Youth Song and Dance Festival “Here I’ll Stay” in 2017 and the assistant to the chief conductor.