Kadri Voorand, awarded the President’s Young Cultural Figure Award in 2019, is Estonian vocalist, pianist and composer whose main concentration these days is on her duo with Mihkel Mälgand, Kadri Voorand Quartet and the vocal ensemble Estonian Voices. She creates music through strong emotional storytelling, combining catchy rhythms with a completely unique way of blending improvisational pop, jazz and folk elements. Though, her creative output keeps moving from one extreme to another. For example, she has recently soloed in front of the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra with Ülo Krigul’s premiere falling into the genre of contemporary classical music, composed music for the animated film Orpheus by Priit Tender, and collaborated with various artists, such as Anthony Branker, NOËP, Rein Rannap, Erki Pärnoja, and others. Moreover, she has written a large-scale composition Giving Myself to the Sea for the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, which was also released as a book. As a composer and performer, she has also contributed to the Estonian Song and Dance Celebration. At its jubilee, her song Ära mind lahti lase earned an encore.
Voorand has produced seven albums, four of which have been recognized at the Estonian Music Awards and her latest album has been released by legendary label ACT Music.
As a guest performer, Voorand has featured on many other albums, e.g. Tõnu Kõrvits’s Mirror, Anthony Branker’s Dance Music, and Tanel Ruben’s Kogutud rikkus and Nõiutud veerandtunnid.