June 2016

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.

Manfred Eicher receives honorary doctorate from Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre

The Arvo Pärt Centre offers heartfelt congratulations to the founder and producer of the record label ECM, Manfred Eicher, on receiving an honorary doctorate from the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre. Manfred Eicher was promoted to the position of an honorary doctor at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (EMTA), for his high-level collaboration with Estonian musicians. The wider global recognition of Arvo Pärt’s works originally began thanks to successful recordings with Manfred Eicher, who knew how to find the right sound for Pärt’s new tintinnabuli style. Manfred Eicher will visit the Arvo Pärt Centre on 7 June.