28 April 1951|
|Died||28 June 2013
|Genres||Jazz, country, rock, folk|
|Occupations||Singer, music teacher|
Born in Kehra in April 1951, Vrait graduated from the Kehra Music School in 1968 on piano.
In 1974 she graduated from the Tartu University on English philology and from 1994, she taught English in a secondary school in Tallinn. Vrait has also coached vocalists at the Tallinn Georg Ots Music School.
For being a demanded and highly popular soloist in her native Estonia, she has toured and recorded with the likes of Suuk and Fix, both on cult status in Estonia. Her style varies from jazz to country and from rock to folk.
In late 1980s, Vrait was an important figure within the Estonian armless struggle for restoring the independence, the Singing Revolution, for at least two recordings, "Väikene rahvas, väikene maa" (Small Nation, Tiny Country) and "Ei ole üksi ükski maa" (No Land Is Alone). The latter was performed by a number different important musicians of the Estonian rock scene, such as Kare Kauks, Ivo Linna, Tõnis Mägi, Gunnar Graps and many more besides Silvi Vrait.
Vrait has been in quite a few musicals and operas, such as Põhjaneitsi (põhjaneitsi, 1980), Porgy and Bess (Bess, 1985), Zorba (Leader, 2000), Cabaret (Fräulein Schneider, 2012), Gypsy (Rose, 1999), The King and I (Lady Thiang, 1998), Chicago (Mama Morton, 2004) and The Sound of Music (Mother Abbess, 2003, reprised in 2010).
In April 2013 Vrait was hospitalized with a brain tumour and died there on 28 June 2013, aged 62. She is survived by her son Silver Vrait. 
|Awards and achievements|
|Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest
Maarja-Liis Ilus & Ivo Linna
with "Kaelakee hääl"