Arvo Pärt is the most performed living composer in the world sixth year running

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.

He was followed by fellow contemporary composers from the US, John Williams and John Adams. The top ten also include György Kurtág, Steve Reich, Philip Glass,  James MacMillan, Jörg Widmann, Luca Luciano and Eric Whitacre.

During the last year the most performed composers in general were again Ludwig van Beethoven and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

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