Award-winning Latvian jazz singer Jekaterina Sarigina is currently pursuing postgraduate studies at the prestigious New England Conservatory in Boston, USA, with Dominique Eade and Ken Schaphorst. Having spend nine years in London, UK, she studied vocal improvisation and jazz tradition at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London with Brigitte Beraha and Scott Stroman. Her clear tone and expressive interpretation has earned her awards in the following vocal jazz competitions: Jazz Voices 2011 in Lithuania and Voicingers 2012 in Poland. In January 2018 Jekaterina has travelled to South Africa to participate in a highly selective UNISA International Voice Competition.
Prior to moving to US, Jekaterina’s American Songbook project has taken her to perform at Pori Jazz festival in Finland, Rigas Ritmi festival in Latvia and Battle of Ideas festival in London, as well as at the smaller music venues in UK, France and Baltic countries.
Jekaterina is also a dynamic educator and has taught contemporary vocals in British private and state schools.