Rainer VILU (bass) studied singing at the Georg Ots Tallinn Music School under the guidance of Henn Erik. He then graduated from the Voice Department of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre in 2002, taught by Professor Mati Palm, and finally rounded off his education with a master’s degree at the same academy.
Rainer is in high demand as a soloist. His solo appearances include Haydn’s ‘Armida’ (Idreno) and ‘Il mondo della luna’ (Ernesto) in the Nargen Opera and Tõnu Kaljuste’s projects, in Britten’s ‘Curley River’, Bach’s St Matthew’s Passion, St John’s Passion and Magnificat under the conductor Paul Hillier, Vivaldi’s ‘Beatus Vir’, Gregory Rose’s ‘Danse Macabre’ (Death). Since 2009 Rainer has been singing in the male quartet of the EPCC and from time to time gives recitals alongside the beloved Estonian singer Georg Ots.