Conductor Endrik Üksvärav (b. 1980) has received degrees of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre in conducting (BA and MA) and has additionally studied the trumpet and French horn. In 2012 he started to study early music singing in Royal Conservatory of the Hague (the Netherlands). He is the artistic director of Pühalepa Music Festival that takes place on island Hiiumaa in Estonia.
In addition to Estonia, he is also active in various countries in Europe, foremost in the Netherlands. In 2018, the King of the Netherlands decorated Endrik Üksvärav with a medal of the Order of Orange Nassau “for special merits for society”. 2019 July marked Endrik Üksvärav’s debut as a conductor of the Estonian Song Festival, conducting a choir of some 20 000 singers and to an audience of 60 000 onlookers.