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.
Today Vox Clamantis celebrates 20 years together, and during much of that time, the ensemble’s repertoire has included the work of contemporary composers along side early music. Many years of close cooperation and warm friendship have bound Arvo Pärt and the ensemble together, and today Vox Clamantis is one of the most beloved and esteemed ambassadors of the music of Pärt in the world. The composer Arvo Pärt and the Arvo Pärt Centre would like to extend warm wishes to Vox Clamantis and its artistic director Jaan-Eik Tulvet on the occasion of this important anniversary.