The Edyonian soprano, Maria Valdmaa, began her classical singing studies in Tallinn Georg Ots' Music School. Interest in historical performance and repertoire brought her to the Netherlands. In 2010 she graduated with Bachelor of Arts degree Early Music Singing with high marks from The Royal Conservatory of The Hague (2006-2010). She is is continuing there her Master of Arts studies under the guidance of Lenie van den Heuvel, Barbara Pearson, Jill Feldman, Michael Chance and Peter Kooy. She has participated in master-classes by Jill Feldman, David Wilson-Johnson, Evelyn Tubb and Jos van Veldhoven in Baroque music interpretation and Eric Mentzel and Enseble Sequentia in medieval music performance.
Maria Valdmaa has a wide and varied repertoire. Her specialist repertoire includes the works of J.S. Bach and W.A. Mozart, but she has also performed extensively in the field of medieval music. Her professional experience includes solo and choral work with Atheneum Kamerorkest, ASKO/Schoenberg Ensemble, Ensemble L'Arpeggiata (Euridice in Peri’s Euridice), Vox Luminis (Director: Lionel Meunier), Nederlandse Bachvereniging (Director: Jos van Veldhoven), and Nederlands Kamerkoor. She also frequently sings with Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conducted by Daniel Reuss, Claudio Abbado, Colin Davis, and Louis Langree, and performed with them the role of Jungfrau in Robert Schumann’s Paradies und Peri. She currently lives in The Hague, the Netherlands.