Sergei Maasin

Voice Juror


A native of Tartu, Estonia, tenor Sergei Maasin received his education from Tallinn Academy of Music and Theatre, studying with a friend of the legendary Georg Ots, Victor Guriev, as well as with Claudia Tiidus, and Endel Manemujne.

Starting from 1978 he regularily appeared on many Television programs in Russia and Estonia, popularizing hits in Russian and Estonian languages. Upon winning several international voice competitions, Maasin performed on the biggest Estonian stages: "Viru-Keskus", "Olimpus Theatre" and "Inturist Auditorium".

Sergej Maasin collaborated with some notable Soviet composers and premiered many of their works: Evgeniy Martynov, Victor Reznikov, Aleksey Mazhukov, Yuri Saulsky, Alex Zhurbin, and Yuri Antonov among others.

Following the collapse of Soviet Union of 1991, Maasin premiered many of the Estonian popular songs, and pioneered many of the american popular songs into the repertoire of Estonian national theatres. In 2001 he was a soloist at the Tallinn City Square concert, devoted to the victims of September 11th tragedy in the United States.

An active singer performer, Maasin performs tours around Estonia, as well as in Russia, Turkey, Croatia, Germany, Finland, and Bulgaria. The only Estonian vocalist, Maasin translated from Russian into Estonian and performed in 2 languages popular hits by Nikolay Baskov, Valeriy Leontiev, Philipp Kirkorov, Stas Mihailov and many others.

A vast discography of Sergei Maasin includes 11 discs in Russian, English and Estonian languages, featuring opera, Lyrical style, romances, and popular songs. A producer himself, Sergej promotes young talents in voice and dance. A recepient of many medals and honors in Russia and Estonia, Maasin organizes musical events of international and national levels in Estonia and various countries around the Baltics.