Ester Wiesnerova (1994) is a composer and vocalist from Slovakia. She fuses jazz with Slovak traditional music, while adding a little bit of a folky singer/songwriter flavor to it. However, as she likes to say, the genre is not important. What is important is what the music can create and change in us. Although Ester currently resides in the US, she has toured and performed in South Africa, Cyprus, Israel, Italy, Central Europe etc. Her other achievements include Forbes’ “30 under 30″ award (30 most successful Slovaks under the age of 30) and “the Best Newcomer of the Year” award in the competition New Faces of Slovak Jazz. Being a part of the prestigious Berklee Global Jazz Institute, she studied under the guidance of jazz masters such as Danilo Perez, Joe Lovano, George Garzone etc. Ester is currently a graduate student at the New England Conservatory, majoring in Jazz Composition.