The Estonian tenor, Mati Turi, has graduated from the Estonian Academy of Music as choral conductor under Prof Ants Üleoja.
Since 1992 as a soloist of the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir Mati Turi has sung on many prestigious stages of the world and performed together with renowned orchestras and choirs like Israel Chamber Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Riga Chamber Orchestra, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Tallinn Baroque Orchestra, Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Swedish Radio Choir, Nederlands Kamerkoor, etc, and conductors like Eric Ericson, Howard Arman, Herbert Böck, Paul Hillier, Eri Klas, Olari Elts, Andres Mustonen, Andrew Lawrence, Tõnu Kaljuste, etc. Mati Turi has been performing constantly at nomerous music festivals: Savonlinna Opera Festival, Helsinki Church Music Festival, Heidelberg Spring Festival, Holland Festival, Venice Syrinx Festival, Arvo Pärt Festival, Glasperlenspiel, Brigitta Festival, Nargen Festival, etc.
Thanks to his musical talent and skilful mastery of his voice, the repertoire of Mati Turi includes works from the Baroque age to the music created by modern composers. His repertoire includes the soloist parts of numerous oratorios, opera roles (Estonian National Opera, Helsinki Alexander Theatre, Nargen Opera), but also chamber music.
In 2002 Mati Turi was awarded the Annual Prize of the Estonian Cultural Endowment for his soloist work in numerous oratorios.