Today, 16 July, the Japan Art Association presented the 2014 laureates of the prestigious Praemium Imperiale prize in five fields of art. This year, the music prize was awarded to the composer Arvo Pärt.
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.
On 21 June, Mr. José Manuel Barroso, the President of the European Commission visited the Arvo Pärt Center during his short stay in Estonia.
Architectural design contest for Arvo Pärt Centre building won by Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano from Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos, S.L.P.
On 9 June, Mr. Christian Meyer, the head of the Arnold Schönberg Centre in Vienna visited the Arvo Pärt Centre.
Which Was the Son of …
, Festival de Inverno de Campos do Jordão, Igreja de Santa Terezinha, São Paulo-SP (Brazil)
, Bode Museum, Berlin (Germany)
Annum per annum
, Organ Recital Series, Memorial Music Hall, Methuen (USA)
, Ukko-Luosto, Luosto (Finland)
, Davos Festival, The Church of St. John, Davos (Switzerland)
, The Arts Centre Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise, Queensland (Australia)
, Old First Presbyterian Church, San Francisco (USA)
, Presbyterian Church, Bridgehampton (USA)