Composer Kristo Matson (b. 1980) has studied the trombone, music theory and composition at
Heino Eller Music School in Tartu and theology at the University of Tartu. In 2007 he graduated with a BA from Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre in composition under Tõnu Kõrvits and two years later with an MA with distinction under Helena Tulve. Matson has taught music theory, been the chairman of Estonian Music Foundation, he has been in charge of the Creative Lab summer school for musical creativity in Viljandi and is currently a curator at the Estonian Theatre and Music Museum.