The largest classical event database Bachtrack released the charts about 2016 performance statistics and confirmed Arvo Pärt as the most performed living composer in the world for the 6th consecutive year.
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.
10 January marks the 95th birthday of the beloved Estonian composer Ester Mägi, whose unique music has touched and inspired many listeners. On this special day, the Arvo Pärt Centre and the composer Arvo Pärt send Ester Mägi their heartfelt wishes.
In December, the archive of the Arvo Pärt Centre received a priceless addition when Maaja Rumessen, the widow of the pianist and musicologist Vardo Rumessen, gave a box full of valuable archive materials to the Arvo Pärt Centre. This box contains personal materials, notebooks, concert programmes and newspaper cuttings related to Arvo Pärt’s work, dated up to 1980, when the composer was forced to emigrate from the Soviet Union.
The Arvo Pärt Centre is participating in the international education project “Music in Movement“, which aims to introduce prominent composers of our time in a new and engaging way, thereby bringing classical contemporary music closer to a wider audience. The project focuses particularly on mediating new music for children and young people.