Versatile 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 continued with classical singing at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (EAMT, Prof. Kurem) and followed in addition contemporary improvisation (Prof. Poll).
Kadi spent the academic year 2018/19 as an exchange student in Belgium at the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp (RCA, Prof. Jankowski, Van Dyck).
Kadi has taken part in several masterclasses held by renowned opera singers and coaches from Estonia, Italy, Great Britain, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, Switzerland, USA, Israel, Russia, Lithuania, Poland, Finland, Sweden, Norway (Pille Lill, Wilma Vernocchi, Margareta Haverinen Brandt, Charlotte Margiono, Dietrich Henschel, Maciej Pikulski, Kristian Attila etc). She was given scholarships from Italy and Estonia to participate in Wilma Vernocchi’s 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 such as Neeme Järvi, Giorgio Proietti, Michiel Delanghe, Markus Lehtinen, Paul Mägi, Taavi Kull, Ingrid Roose, Stephan Jöris, Hermann Keckeis, Benoît De Leersnyder, Stefaan Degand, Laura Kalle, Taago Tubin.