Tiit Paulus Young Guitarist Award — Viljandi Kitarrifestival

Tiit Paulus Young Guitarist Award

Every autumn, the Viljandi Guitar Festival and Jazz Estonia give out the Tiit Paulus Young Guitarist Award. The aim of the award is to highlight the accomplishments of talented young Estonian musicians and to encourage them to improve their guitar playing skills even more. Tiit Paulus is considered a legendary guitar player and one of the most influential jazz guitar and improvisation teachers in Estonia. 

More info about the application process for 2022 will arrive shortly. 

13 talented Estonian musicians have already had the honour of receiving the Tiit Paulus Young Guitarist Award:

2008 – Virgo Sillamaa

2009 – Erki Pärnoja

2010 – Laur Joamets

2011 – Martin Matt

2012 – Jaan-Alari Jaanson

2013 – Erko Niit

2014 – Madis Meister

2015 – Paul Neitsov

2016 – Merje Kägu

2017 – Kalle Pilli

2018 – Jaanis Kill

2019 – Johannes Laas

2020 – Karl Madis Pennar

2021 – Jaagup Jürgel