Laura Põldvere started her career in 2005, when she participated in Eurovision Song Contest (Estonian final) with the song “Moonwalk”. “Moonwalk” came second, but Laura won the contest as the member of a girl group called Suntribe. Suntribe represented Estonia at the Eurovision Song Contest the very same year in Kiev. Last year she also won the Estonian final and represented Estonia at the same competition, again in Kiev.
In 2007 Laura started her studies at Berklee College of Music (Boston) and then continued the jazz path in Freiburg (Germany) at Freiburg Rock & Jazz Schule.
She received her bachelor’s degree in jazz vocals and master’s degree in contemporary improvisation at the Estonian Academy of Music & Theatre.
She has released 3 pop albums and 2 jazz albums and has been the most-played artist in Estonia during the past 15 years. Laura’s jazzalbum LP “Memories of Tomorrow” together with Tõnu Naissoo jazztrio, was released in Japan.
Besides being active in the jazz and pop scene, she has collaborated with contemporary classical composers (Märt-Matis Lill / Kristjan Blak / Marianna Liik / etc) and the free improvisation scene.
Collaboration with Han Bennink has taken her to perform in the Netherlands quite a bit. She has taken part in numerous improvisation workshops held in Switzerland, Finland, England, the Baltic countries, Sweden, Denmark, etc.