Каспар Мянд


Graduated from Old Town Educational College and Music School, having studied the Oboe with Kalev Kuljus and Aleksander Hännikäinen, and the Choral Conducting class of Hirvo Surva. In 2012 he graduated from Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (the Choral Conducting Class of Hirvo Surva, the Oboe Class of Nils Rõõmussaar) and in 2014 he received his postgraduate degree in Orchestral Conducting (Prof. Paul Mägi). In 2012–13 he studied conducting at the Paris Conservatory (CNSMDP) with Prof. Zsolt Nagy. He has participated in the Järvi Summer Academy (2009, 2010, 2011) and attended the master-classes of Eri Klas and Risto Joost (both in 2010).

In 2009 he founded the Mixed Choir HUIK! that has successfully participated in State Competitions. In 2011–14 he was the Chief Conductor of the Chamber Choir Voces Musicales. He has been a conductor for mixed choirs in the 2014 Estonian Song Festival and the 2017 Youth Song and Dance Celebration. In 2013–16 he was the conductor of the Tallinn Georg Ots Music School Orchestra. In 2016 he founded the New Street Orchestra, with whom he performed all of Beethoven’s symphonies within the first season.

Since 2014 he is a conductor with the Estonian National Opera. The following productions have reached the stage under his baton: Aints/Wimberg’s musical Karlsson on the Roof (2015), Meckler/Ochoa/Salem’s ballet A Streetcar Named Desire (2017), Manfred MIM’s opera Estonian History. A Nation Born of Shock  and Ehala’s musical Buratino (2018).

Kaspar Mänd has won the Young Conductor Award of the Estonian Choral Association in 2012 and 2015, and the Estonian National Opera Colleague Award in 2016.