Evelin Seppar (b. 1986) started composing at the age of 15, and studied with composer Alo Põldmäe for 4 years before entering the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre in 2006. There she studied composition with René Eespere and received a Bachelor’s degree in 2010. During the academic year of 2008/09 she studied composition with Ole Lützow-Holm at the Academy of Music and Drama, University of Gothenburg, as part of the European Exchange programme erasmus. She completed her Master’s degree cum laude at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre under Toivo Tulev and Helena Tulve in 2012 and is currently living and working in Tallinn.
Evelin has written for solo instruments, various ensembles, solo voice, choir, orchestra and electronics and has made different arrangements. Her biggest works so far are the operas ‘Teine’ and ‘Icarus’ and the large-scale vocal works ‘Lighthouse’ and ‘Cities’. During her studies she has participated in master classes with Erkki-Sven Tüür, Tapio Tuomela, Lasse Thoresen, Veli-Matti Puumala, Marco Stroppa, William Brooks, Michaël Lévinas, Oscar Bianchi and others. She has also participated in workshops with the Helsinki Chamber Choir and the Latvian Radio Choir. Evelin has recently written for the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, the Netherlands Chamber Choir and the Norwegian Soloists’ Choir, among others.
Her music has been performed in Estonia, Latvia, Finland, the Netherlands, Sweden, France, Germany, Italy, China and the U.S.