• Arvo Pärt receives Frontiers of Knowledge Award

    The Spanish BBVA Foundation today announced the laureate of the Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the field of music, the recipient of the award is composer Arvo Pärt.
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  • in memoriam Krzysztof Penderecki

    An outstanding figure in Polish music, composer and conductor Krzysztof Penderecki (23.11.1933–29.03.2020) has passed away. Composing steadily over many decades, he became one of the pioneers of European contemporary music. Penderecki was particularly important for starting a new wave of modern music in 1960s with his avant-garde compositions. By premiering at the Warsaw Autumn festival of contemporary music these works became also familiar to Estonian composers.
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  • The Arvo Pärt Centre is temporarily closed

    Due to the state of emergency declared by the Estonian government the Arvo Pärt Centre is closed until 1 May. All previously scheduled concerts, educational programmes and guided tours have been cancelled.
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  • Research conference to be held in October to celebrate Arvo Pärt’s 85th birthday

    To celebrate the composer’s 85th birthday, the Arvo Pärt Centre – the composer’s personal archive and information and music centre in Laulasmaa – and the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre are holding an international research conference dedicated to Arvo Pärt's work and research on the surrounding cultural context.
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  • An international conference opening up different aspects of creativity

    On 27‒29 February, an international conference on education and theology, “From Creator to creativity: understanding human creativity from theological, pedagogical and psychological perspectives”, will be held in Tallinn and Laulasmaa. For the second year running, the St. John the Evangelist School conference will be held in collaboration with the Arvo Pärt Centre. At the heart of
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  • Monica and Ott Kaukver –– Friend of Culture laureates

    The title Friend of Culture was awarded to Monica and Ott Kaukver, patrons of the Arvo Pärt Centre.
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  • Words to Arvo Pärt’s children’s songs published in braille

    The Arvo Pärt Centre prepared a gift for the blind students of the Tallinn Heleni School by giving the school books with the words to Arvo Pärt’s children’s songs in braille.
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  • In Memoriam Ivalo Randalu

    A well-known Estonian music journalist Ivalo Randalu (1936–2019) passed away on 19 December. Arvo Pärt and Ivalo Randalu got to know each other already in 1954 when studying together in Harri Otsa’s composition class at the Tallinn School of Music. Despite the different paths they chose they remained close friends and kindred spirits.
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  • ECM is home to Arvo Pärt’s music

    In December 2019, the ECM record company celebrates the 50th anniversary of releasing their first record. This event will be celebrated in larger and smaller ways in many places around the world, including Estonia. In half a century, the small record label from Munich has grown big in terms of its significance, and its importance is measured by the music which has many passionate followers among listeners and musicians alike. During the decades of their activity they have carved a special niche in the global music scene. And this is also where the true home of the recordings of Arvo Pärt’s music is.
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  • The Arvo Pärt Centre was awarded the Grand Prix of the Cultural Endowment for Architecture in 2019

    The building of the Arvo Pärt Centre designed by architects Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano was awarded the Grand Prix of the Cultural Endowment for Architecture in 2019.
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  • Arvo Pärt Centre Celebrates Opening of St. Sophrony Chapel

    The last days of November brought joyous news to the Arvo Pärt Center. On 27 November, the Patriarchal Synod in Constantinople canonised Staretz Sophrony of Essex, who during the last decades of his life had been closely connected to Arvo Pärt and his family.
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  • One hundred years since the birth of musicologist Ofelia Tuisk

    Ofelia Tuisk (1919–1981) was an Estonian musicologist and critic and on 11 November this year, it will be one hundred years since her birth.
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Due to the state of emergency declared by the Estonian government the Arvo Pärt Centre is closed until 1 May. All previously scheduled concerts, educational programmes and guided tours have been cancelled.

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