Today the Japan Art Association in Tokyo presented Arvo Pärt with the prestigious Praemium Imperiale cultural award, considered equal to the Nobel Prize in the field of culture.
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 24. September, Nieto Sobejano Architects opened an exhibition in Bologna, Italy, where the winning model of the architectural design contest for Arvo Pärt Centre building called Tabula is also presented.
Already this autumn, Universal Edition has started a special blog to honor Arvo Pärt in his 80th year of life.
On 29 September, Hyperion Records released a new CD with the choral music by Arvo Pärt performed by the prominent Polyphony choir with their conductor Stephen Layton. Polyphony was formed by Layton […]
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, Pankratiuskirche, Emsdetten (Germany)
, Radiokulturhaus, Vienna (Austria)
, The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh (Great Britain)
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, Vaasan kaupungintalo, Vaasa (Finland)
, Stavanger Concert Hall, Stavanger (Norway)
, Temple de Bas, Neuchâtel (Switzerland)
, Wigmore Hall, London (Great Britain)