Tallinn Music Week
5—6 April 2024

Helen SildnaEE

Founder and Director of Tallinn Music Week and Shiftworks

Helen Sildna is a music entrepreneur who promotes and produces concerts, festivals, and social campaigns. She is an outspoken member of the Baltic-Nordic creative community, vocal on equal rights, diversity and internationalisation.

Helen has been a music promoter and events producer for 20 years. Having worked at Baltics’ biggest concert agency BDG (currently LiveNation) as an international talent booker, she established her own music promotion company Shiftworks in 2008, Helen is the founder and owner of Tallinn Music Week. In 2018, Shiftworks launched also Station Narva festival in the easternmost Estonia’s city Narva, while also being one of the initiators for Narva’s candidacy to become the European Capital of Culture in 2024.

Helen is a board member of Music Estonia, previously also a member of former President Toomas Hendrik Ilves’ Think Tank. In 2014 Helen was awarded with the Tampere Music Award at Music & Media Finland’s industry gala for Exceptional Achievements in Music Business, in 2015 she was nominated the Citizen of the Year by Estonian Ministry of Culture and in 2016 Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves awarded her the Order of White Star of IV Class for her contribution to Estonian music life and civil society. In 2022 Helen was awarded the Budapest Ritmo Award for her contribution to enhance collaboration within the Central-Eastern European music community.