Conductor Mikk Üleoja (b. 1970) graduated from the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre with a master’s degree in choir conducting in 2004. He sang in the World Youth Choir, Estonian National Male Choir, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and the Gregorian ensemble Vox Clamantis. Having conducted various choirs, Üleoja became the choirmaster of Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir in 1998, where he also conducted programmes of Estonian choral music. Starting from the season of 2011/2012, Mikk Üleoja holds the position of the artistic director of Estonian National Male Choir. He has recorded highly acclaimed choir albums, such as “In paradisum” with the music of Galina Grigorjeva that was awarded classical record of the year 2015 at Estonian Music Awards.