Johanna Vahermägi is an Estonian-born violist, who is currently working as an international freelance musician and performs as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player both at home and abroad. She also holds a teaching position for viola and chamber music at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre. She obtained her bachelor’s degree with Prof Avri Levitan at the Aragón Higher Conservatory of Music in Spain and her master’s degree at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance in the class of Prof Roi Shiloah for viola and Prof Zvi Plesser for chamber music. She was awarded 1st prize in Spain at the Illa de Menorca FIDAH international competition for soloists (2011) as well as at the David Gritz String Competition in Jerusalem (2015). She has been regularly invited to perform at festivals such as the “Voice of Music” Chamber Music Festival in Israel, Musethica Chamber Music Festival in Zaragoza and Tel Aviv, Berlin Music Festival, Pärnu Music Festival, Nargen Festival, Arvo Pärt Festivals in Estonia and Moscow and more, and she has collaborated with musicians such as Guy Braunstein, Amihai Grosz, Nicolas Chumachenko, Sharon Roffman, Roi Shiloah, Marina Chiche, Zvi Plesser, Ohad Ben Ari, David Apellániz and Gerard Poulet, among others. Johanna has played in the Barcelona Liceu Opera Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony, Estonian Festival Orchestra, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Estonian Festival Orchestra, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and contemporary music group Ensemble Plural. In recent years, she has been one of the featured artists at the Jerusalem Music Centre’s Young Artists programme and given recitals in Jerusalem and Estonia; she has featured at the Young Estonian Soloists showcase concert at Pärnu Music Festival and has toured in Italy as a soloist in W. A. Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante with the Young European Chamber Orchestra and maestro Paolo Olmi. In 2017, she was awarded the national award from the Estonian Cultural Endowment for her outstanding artistic activities. Johanna Vahermägi plays on an instrument made by Thomas Urquhart in 1650, which is kindly on loan to her from the Estonian Foundation of Musical Instruments.