Virgo Sillamaa – Director at Music Estonia, the Estonian music export office and industry development center. Owner and co-founder of Avarus, a boutique creative music agency based in Tallinn Estonia.
At Music Estonia I work with all parts of the Estonian music scene – artists, companies and organisations of various sorts – towards making Estonian music heard all over the world. I’m a board member at EMEE (European Music Exporters Exchange) network and a member of the council at Baltic Film, Media, Arts and Communication School (Tallinn University).
Avarus is a creative consultancy, initiating, organising and consulting creative projects – mostly in music, but also increasingly in ither fields.
I’ve had a moderately long career of playing guitar in various styles and formats, mostly in improvised music and I’ve been active in music education – as the founding member and first chairman of the Estonian Rhtythmic Music Education Society, author of a music theory handbook and a teacher in several Estonian music schools. I speak at conferences, panels and talks, mostly related to music export topics.