Estonian soprano Marta Paklar is known for her uniquely clear and bright colour of voice. She is rapidly acquiring a reputation as both a soloist and ensemble singer, working regularly with a number of ensembles including Collegium Vocale Gent, Nederlandse Bachvereniging and Collegium1704.
Marta received her bachelor’s degree in Early Music Singing at Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag in the Netherlands, where she studied with Maria Acda and historical performance specialists Peter Kooij, Jill Feldman, Pascal Bertin, Robin Blaze and Michael Chance.
Marta is currently continuing her studies with Prof. Angelika Luz. at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Stuttgart, Germany. Marta has also participated in several masterclasses with renowned singers and coaches, including Lynne Dawson, Emma Kirkby, Daniel Taylor, Elsina Jansen and Michael Chance.
Solo performances have included Filia's role in Carissimi's Jephte with Jos van Veldhoven; Telemann's Deus, judicium tuum with Václav Luks; Telemann's 'Johannes Passion' (TWV 5:30) with Hans-Christoph Rademann; Bach’s ‘Mein Herze schwimmt in Blut’ (BWV 199) with Jaap ter Linden; Christian August Jacobi’s Weihnachtskantate with Susan Williams; Vivaldi’s Dixit Dominus with Peter van Heyghen; Haydn's Missa Sancti Nicolai with Tõnu Kaljuste