Photo: Herkki-Erich Merila

Anni Marie Rea (alto) started singing at the age of 4 in the Estonian Television Children’s Choir. Her musical education continued a few years later in the Collegium Educationis Revaliae Music School, where she studied piano and sang in the Girls’ Choir of the Collegium Educationis Revaliae Music House. Anni holds a bachelor’s degree in music pedagogy from the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, with a specialisation in choral music, and has completed further training at the Georg Ots Tallinn Music School, where she took the music business specialist postgraduate course. Alongside her studies, she divided her time between music and cultural management, singing in the main ensemble of the choir Voces Tallinn for several years, and working in the concert and theatre hall of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre. She also works part-time at the Arvo Pärt Centre Endowment, and has been involved in various roles for the Haapsalu Early Music Festival since 2019. Anni sings with the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir since August 2023.

In her free time, Anni enjoys dancing, she is a fan of French language and culture, and spends her holidays travelling whenever possible.