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Artistic Director



Aivar Mäe is the artistic director of Arsis Handbell Ensemble since its creation.

He acquired his musical education at Tallinn Music High School and Estonian Academy of Music. In 1992, Aivar Mäe studied in the USA improving his knowledge at the music department of Portland University with Prof Bruce Brown. He has been working with several choirs in Estonia as well as abroad. He has been the leader of international choir festivals, also running seminars for choral music and handbell music in USA and Finland. Since 2000 until 2009 he was working as the general manager of Eesti Kontsert, the National Concert Institute of Estonia, from 2003 until 2006 he was also the general manager of Theatre Vanemuine in Tartu City. Since autumn 2009, he is working as a general manager of Estonian National Opera.