• Esteemed French filmmaker Bruno Monsaingeon visits Estonia and Arvo Pärt Centre

    This weekend, Estonia welcomes the legendary French filmmaker and writer Bruno Monsaingeon, creator of approximately a hundred music films. His visit centres on attending the Estonian premiere of his newly completed music documentary, Klaus Mäkelä: Towards the Flame, on 28 April at the Arvo Pärt Centre.
    Read more
  • The Arvo Pärt Centre will award scholarships to French composer Benoît Sitzia and Spanish poet Elena Medel

    This year, the Arvo Pärt Centre is awarding two scholarships for creative work at the Arvo Pärt Centre. The recipients of the Arvo Pärt Centre scholarship in 2024 are French composer Benoît Sitzia and Spanish poet Elena Medel.
    Read more
  • Epp Sonin, a long-time patron of the Arvo Pärt Centre, was awarded the title Friend of Culture

    Hearty congratulations from the Arvo Pärt Centre to our long-time patron Epp Sonin who was awarded the title Friend of Culture 2023.
    Read more
  • The journey to the formula of Summa

    After eight years of creative searching, Arvo Pärt finally found a way to compose music again in early 1976. In a way, the Hortus Musicus concert in October 1976 can be considered the culmination of this long and challenging crisis, where Pärt’s new tintinnabuli style was heard for the first time in a set of works performed in the Estonia Concert Hall.
    Read more
  • Arvo Pärt’s music will sound for four days in Dortmund, Germany

    From 15 to 18 February, the festival “Zeitinsel Arvo Pärt”, dedicated to Arvo Pärt’s oeuvre, will take place at the Dortmund Concert Hall. During the festival, visitors can explore an exhibition created by the Arvo Pärt Centre and participate in a discussion on themes around Pärt and his work. “Zeitinsel Arvo Pärt” will feature several acclaimed performers of Pärt’s music, including violinists Gidon Kremer and Hugo Ticciati, as well as cellist Anja Lechner, the West German Radio (WDR) Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kristiina Poska, and Tõnu Kaljuste conducting the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Estonia’s premier ensembles.
    Read more
  • Laurie Anderson visits the Arvo Pärt Centre

    On Saturday, 13 January, the versatile American artist and musician Laurie Anderson visited the Arvo Pärt Centre. A long-time admirer of Pärt’s work, Anderson showed a deep fascination with the composer’s creative process.
    Read more
  • Interview with Heather MacLaughlin Garbes

    With the concert “A Distant Land” / “Kauge maa” on 13 January we celebrate the 102nd birthday of composer Ester Mägi together with musicians from the other side of the globe. The Mägi Ensemble is a professional SA vocal ensemble that specializes in music from the Baltic region of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Their aim
    Read more
  • Applications for the Arvo Pärt Centre’s residency scholarship are now open

    In 2024, the Arvo Pärt Centre is awarding two residency scholarships aimed at providing artists the perfect environment to further their creative practice. This year, one scholarship will be awarded to an artist from the world of music and the other to a creative person working in any other field of art. The application round this year will open on 9 January. The deadline for applications is 29 February
    Read more
  • Meeting of Arvo Pärt and Ivar Ivask – The discovery of a (lost) manuscript

    Conversations with Arvo and Nora Pärt reveal the rich history and context of the composer’s works. When combined with archival research, these may also occasionally result in exciting discoveries. Earlier this year, a discussion at the Arvo Pärt Centre focused on the creation of the piece Annum per annum. Read the story by Ardo Västrik.
    Read more
  • ECM releases Arvo Pärt’s original album Tractus

    On 10 November, acclaimed record label ECM released Arvo Pärt’s latest original album, Tractus. The album features performances of the composer’s most recent work by the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, and soprano Maria Listra. Tractus includes new arrangements and recordings performed under the direction of conductor Tõnu Kaljuste. This new release marks Arvo Pärt’s seventeenth album in his longstanding collaboration with legendary ECM producer Manfred Eicher.
    Read more
  • Arvo Pärt’s complete piano works for the first time on a single album

    Tähe-Lee Liiv, an exceptional young pianist, is set to release her debut album featuring Arvo Pärt’s complete piano works on 11 November. The music recorded on this silver disc spans over half a century, composed or adapted for the piano from 1958 to 2010.
    Read more
  • Happy Birthday, Arvo Pärt 88

    Today, on September 11, composer Arvo Pärt celebrates his 88th birthday. The entire team of the Arvo Pärt Centre wishes the composer happiness, health and continued joy! As part of the Pärt Days, a traditional birthday concert will take place at St John's Church in Tallinn at 7 pm, featuring the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra and Maria Listra (soprano), conducted by Tõnu Kaljuste. The concert will feature exclusively Arvo Pärt's works, which have been included in the soon-to-be-released album Tractus (ECM).
    Read more
1 2 3 26

The Centre is closed on May 19. Happy Pentecost!

Join our newsletter