Cätlin Mägi/

©Maritta Anton

Cätlin Mägi is one of the most prominent figures in the landscape of Estonian traditional music. She is a remarkable traditional musician known for her mastery of playing the Estonian bagpipes and Jew’s Harp. She has explored the older layer of traditional music and brought it into the contemporary world through various ensembles and projects. These performances offer extraordinary experiences and journeys along the paths of Estonian traditional music.

Different ensembles in which Cätlin performs originated during her studies at the Viljandi Culture Academy of the University of Tartu, and more have emerged over time. Currently, she is involved in ensembles such as RO:TORO, Torupilli Jussi Trio, DUO: Cätlin & Marko Mägi, DUO: Cätlin Mägi & Jaan Pehk, and her solo project. She has participated as a musician in the production of over twenty albums and has released solo albums as well as albums with various ensembles.

In addition to her excellent musical skills, Cätlin Mägi is also known as a promoter and teacher of traditional music. She has performed concerts and led workshops in various countries, sharing her knowledge and experiences with traditional music enthusiasts worldwide. Her dedication and enthusiasm for traditional music have helped popularize this rich cultural heritage and inspired many young musicians.

She is a professional, passionate, and charismatic musician, an inspiring teacher, and a visionary. Her playing style and expressive performance have made her well-known both locally and internationally.