Ando Kiviberg

participation in

  • WOMEX 2017
  • WOMEX 2016
  • WOMEX 2015
  • WOMEX 2014
  • WOMEX 2013
  • WOMEX 2012
  • WOMEX 2011
  • WOMEX 2010
  • WOMEX 2009
  • WOMEX 2008
  • WOMEX 2007
  • WOMEX 2006
  • WOMEX 2005
  • WOMEX 2004
  • WOMEX 2001

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
1997-2002 University of Tartu; Faculty of Social Sciences; Public Administration (studies suspended)
1989-1994 Viljandi Culture College; Folk Music Department; Graduation thesis “Eesti torupilli langus ja taassünd” (The Decline and Revival of Estonian Bagpipes).
1984-1987 Kärdla Secondary School, Hiiumaa


PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
2000- present Non-profit organization Estonian Traditional Music Center; Director
1993 – present Director of Viljandi Folk Music Festival
1992- present Free-lance folk music teacher, musician
2002-2004 National Heritage Board; Deputy Director and Executive Director
1998-2002 AS Tartu Laululava (Tartu Festival Arena Ltd); Chairman of the Board
1996-1998 AS Folk; Chairman of the Board
1994-1996 Viljandi Municipal Agency “Rubiin”; Director
1991-1995 Viljandi Culture College; Instrument Teacher


SOCIAL ACTIVITIES
1993-present Viljandi Folk Music Festival; Manager of the Organizing Team
1998-present Fraternity Sakala, coetus 1998 I
1993-1998 Noorte Moosekantide Selts (Young Musicians’ Association); Member of the Board
1991-1993 Viljandi Culture College; Student Council; Vice-President
1987-1989 USSR Army; Missile troops; Division Commander; Sergeant
1985-1987 Hiiumaa School Theater


PUBLIC RECOGNITION AND AWARDS
2004 National Culture Award
2001 Awardee of the Fifth Class Order of the White Star
1998 Viljandi Person of the Year
1998 Voted the Outstanding Young Person for Junior Chamber Estonia in the field of Culture
1996 Cultural Endowment of Estonia Folk Culture Award
1996 Annual Culture Award of the City of Viljandi

Ando Kiviberg


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