The Arvo Pärt Centre remembers the renowned Lithuanian conductor and a long-standing professor of the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre Saulis Sondeckis (1928–2016).
About the Centre
The Arvo Pärt Centre was founded in 2010 by Arvo Pärt and his family with the aim of creating opportunities for preserving and researching the creative heritage of the composer in his native land, Estonia, and in the context of the Estonian language.
The centre is situated in Laulasmaa, 35 km from Tallinn, on a peninsula with magnificent natural surroundings – within a pine forest near the sea.
The building for the centre has been named Aliina – a name that symbolises new beginnings in Pärt’s music. It was with the piano piece “Für Alina” that the tintinnabuli style was introduced in 1976.
The core of the Arvo Pärt centre is the archive, which brings together the entire creative heritage of the composer and related information and documents, both in physical and digital form.
Yesterday evening, the Estonian Cultural Endowment annual awards for cultural activities in 2015 were presented at the Paide Cultural Centre. Arvo Pärt won the annual award in the field of music for his outstanding contributions to the musical culture of the world.
Yesterday, the largest classical event database Bachtrack released the charts about 2015 performance statistics and confirmed Arvo Pärt as the most performed living composer in the world for the 5th consecutive year.
The new work by Arvo Pärt, “Kleine Litanei”, which was premièred at the reopening of St Virgil’s Chapel in Vienna last week, will have its Estonian premiere on Thursday 17. December in St. Mary’s Cathedral in Tallinn.