Creative associations in the field of architecture and the Estonian Cultural Endowment’s Architecture Foundation have selected the nominees for the 2019 Architecture Awards, the best of which will be awarded at the ceremony held in Tartu at the end of the year. Among the nominated projects are several public objects and city squares, restaurants, offices, private houses and exhibitions.
The Pärt family harmonium stood next to the door of the old archive building of the centre, where it quietly and shyly greeted everyone who entered. From time to time, Arvo Pärt or his son, the Chairman of the Council of the Centre Michael Pärt lifted the lid of the instrument, making the harmonium sing for the employees and visitors of the centre.
From 22 until 25 August, the ninth Arvo Pärt Centre film evenings will bring the viewers a new documentary about the influence of Arvo Pärt’s music. The film has already been screened at several international festivals and is now being presented to Estonian audiences for the first time. The director of the documentary, Paul Hegeman will also attend both screenings.
On Friday, 10 May, Tõnu Kaljuste was presented the International Classical Music Award (ICMA) in the category of Contemporary Music at a gala event in Lucerne, Switzerland. Kaljuste received the award for his recording of Arvo Pärt’s four symphonies with the NFM Wrocław Philharmonic Orchestra (ECM).
The special broadcast, Opening Celebration of the Arvo Pärt Centre (Arvo Pärdi Keskuse avamine) by Estonian Public Broadcasting received the Best Special Broadcast Award at tonight’s National Estonian Film and Television Awards. The nearly two-hour special program combining previously recorded material with live performances was broadcast on 13 October 2018.
Estonian Association of Architects presented their traditional honorary medals today. Anu Kivilo, CEO of the Arvo Pärt Centre, was awarded the honorary medal as the Best Commissioner of Architecture for the commission of the new building of the Arvo Pärt Centre. Jaano Tootsi from AS Ehitustrust, the manager of the construction project was awarded the
The Estonian Association of Phonogram Producers announced the laureates of this year’s Estonian Music Entrepreneurship Awards. The festive opening of the Arvo Pärt Centre in October 2018 was selected as the Music Event of the Year.
The German Music Authors’ Prizes (Deutscher Musikautorenpreis) were awarded at a gala event in Berlin tonight to recognise composers and lyricists for their outstanding creative work. Arvo Pärt was awarded the prize in the category of Choral Music.
The conference „Metanoia: transformation, forgiveness and reconciliation“ will take place on 7-9 March 2019 in Tallinn and Laulasmaa. The conference is organized by St John’s School in collaboration with the Arvo Pärt Centre.