The Estonian soprano, Marta Paklar (Marta Valdmaa), studied at Georg Otsa nimeline Tallinna Muusikakoo in Tallinn, and at Tallinna Lilleküla Gümnaasium in Tallinn. She received her bachelorís degree in Early Music Singing at Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag in the Netherlands (2016), where she studied with Maria Acda and historical performance specialists Peter Kooy, Jill Feldman, Pascal Bertin, Robin Blaze and Michael Chance. She is currently continuing her studies with Professor Angelika Luz. at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Stuttgart, Germany. She has also participated in several master-classes with renowned singers and coaches, including Lynne Dawson, Emma Kirkby, Daniel Taylor, Elsina Jansen and Michael Chance.
Marta Paklar is known for her uniquely clear and bright colour of voice. She is rapidly acquiring a reputation as both a soloist and ensemble singer, working regularly with a number of ensembles including Nederlandse Bachvereniging (Director: Jos van Veldhoven), Nieuw Nederlands Vocaal Ensemble (Director: Béni Csillag), Floridante and Studio Vocale.
Solo performances have included Filia's role in Carissimi's Jephte with Jos van Veldhoven; J.S. Bachís Cantata Mein Herze schwimmt in Blut (BWV 199) with Jaap ter Linden; Alessandro Grandiís Haec est arbor dignissima and Giovanni Legrenziís Dialogo delle due Mariae with Nederlandse Bachvereniging and Jos van Veldhoven; Christian August Jacobiís Weihnachtskantate with Susan Williams; Antonio Vivaldiís Dixit Dominus with Peter Van Heyghen; W.A. Mozart's Missa Brevis (K.259) with Endrik Üksvärav; J.S. Bachís Cantata Gott, der Herr, ist Sonn und Schild (BWV 79), the Mass in A major (BWV 234), and the Mass in F major (BWV 233) with Toomas Siitan. She married Sten Valdmaa on August 2, 2014 and currently lives in Stuttgart, Germany.