E N D E L   J O G I   R I V E R S

Classically trained musician, composer and music producer
Education: MA (5 y) Precision Instruments, Tallinn University of Technology
Military training: Engineer Corps Officer

Work Experience and Achievements

1982-83 - Engineer-constructor at Estonian Academy of Sciences
1983-88 - Musician at Estonian State Philharmony
1989-98 - Freelance musician, Melbourne, Australia
1998 - Palmstudios Australia established and opened for recordings
2001 - Starting a solo career, focusing on guitar oriented instrumental music
2002 - Endel Rivers' Hardbite reaches No.1 in the Most Popular charts at Guitar9, USA
2003 - Allan Zavod (Frank Zappa, Jean Luc Ponty) joins the Hardbite project
2004 - Workshops at music academies in Estonia, Live in Estonia DVD released
2005 - Endel Rivers' Hardbite II reaches No.1 in the Top Selling charts at Guitar9, USA
2005 - Touring with the Hardbite project in EU.

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2006 - The winner of Australia's MusicOz Awards in instrumental category
2006 - Finalist of Australia's MusicOz Awards in classical category
2008 - Awarded with the White Cross of Estonian Defense League
2009 - The Jaz Symphony tour

An interview at mwe3, New York, USA

2011 - Stage play script for Scarab - Portrait of a Man
2012 - Scarab presentation at Compagnie Theater, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
2013-present - G-Drome VR technology and content development
2018 - Zodiacgate EG music and art projects' management

See also Endel's Music Productions Archive

Other achievements:
Award-winner at various music festivals and song competitions in 1980s, Estonia
Two-times indoor soccer champion, two-times runner-up in 2000s, Albert Park, Melbourne

Below: MusicOz Awards night at Enmore Theatre, Sydney, Australia.

In 2008 Endel was awarded with the White Cross of the Estonian Defense League (EDL)
for his contribution to the independence movement in 1980s.

Endel and Sirje Rivers at EDL headquarters.

Endel Rivers' family, Melbourne 2000: Johanna, Sirje and Janette-Marie.

Endel and Johanna Rivers, Amsterdam 2015.