January 2017

Philip Glass 80

Today, 31 January, Philip Glass is celebrating his 80th birthday. As a composer Glass has significantly contributed to and enriched 20th century music. Arvo Pärt: “Congratulations, my good friend and colleague! Your music has always been in my heart!”

The Deer’s Cry – classical album of the year

Arvo Pärt. The Deer’s Cry by ensemble Vox Clamantis won best classical album at this year’s Estonian Music Awards. The CD was produced by the well-known record label ECM. “This CD is one milestone in a long journey. To walk and work with Arvo and listen and follow his observations – it is a very satisfying and enriching process and a great privilege,” said Jan-Eik Tulve, the artistic director and conductor of Vox Clamantis.

Farewell, Veljo Tormis!

The much loved composer, Veljo Tormis died on 21 January 2017. Arvo Pärt and the Arvo Pärt Centre expresses their condolences to those close to Veljo Tormis.

Ester Mägi 95

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.