Workshop leaders

Mr. Tin Grabnar graduated at the Academy of Theater, Radio, Film and Television in Ljubljana as a stage director. He has been intensively involved in the field of theatre and performing arts. He spreads his field of interest in both classical as well as alternative, puppet and documentary theatre. A wide understanding of theatrical practices and various performing procedures enable him to integrate elements of dance, improvisation, contemporary puppetry, magic, performance and visual art in his work. In his plays, he discusses cooperation, community, group dynamics, powerlessness and experimentation.

Mr. Siim Aimala is a Jazz musician, conductor and composer. He plays saxophone, flute, clarinet and he is  a leader on different Big Bands (Estonian Dream Big Band, Estonian Police Big Band, Big Band of Goerg Ots Music school). He also has numerous different smaller band and project, 2014 was he also conductor of Estonian Song Festival (about 15 000 singers). Siim has musical connections with almost all Estonian musicians and he has played with jazz-superstars, like Randy Brecker, Dee Dee Bridgewter, Lizz Wright, New York Voices etc. He has composed and arranged mostly jazz music (from duos to big bands) and choir music. He has released many CD-s and LP-s. Siim currently works at Georg Ots Music school as leader of Jazz department.

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