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.

Latest News

A new record by Vox Clamantis and Arvo Pärt from ECM

In September, ECM will release “The Deer’s Cry”, a new album of Arvo Pärt’s music, featuring the composer’s vocal pieces performed by Vox Clamantis and conducted by Jaan-Eik Tulve. The new album mainly comprises of a cappella choral pieces written since 2000. The album also includes pieces from the 1990s – “And One of the Pharisees …“ and “Gebet nach dem Kanon“.

Arvo Pärt Centre Film Evenings start on August 24th

On 24. – 26. August 2016, the Arvo Pärt Centre will host its sixth series of Film Evenings, showing films that feature Arvo Pärt’s music. For the first time, the makers of as many as two of the films to be shown, David Trueba and Piero Messina, will be in Tallinn to talk about the background to their films and their reasons for their choice of film music.

Arvo Pärt receives honorary degree from Oxford University

At the annual Encaenia ceremony held today, Arvo Pärt received an honorary degree in Music from Oxford University. At a ceremony held at the Sheldonian Theatre the University of Oxford conferred honorary degrees on nine distinguished figures from the fields of theology, law, economics, architecture, film, science, engineering and music.

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