According to the recently published analysis for 2013 by the largest classical event database Bachtrack.com based in the UK, Arvo Pärt was listed the most performed living composer in the world for the third consecutive year.
In connection with its Liberal Arts professorship, during the current academic year the University of Tartu will hold a series of seminars on Arvo Pärt titled "Word and Music" led by Prof. Toomas Siitan from the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre.
The 2014 nominees for the Grammy Awards were announced on 7 of December in Los Angeles and among the nominees were three Estonian names – Tõnu Kaljuste, Arvo Pärt and Neeme Järvi – each nominated in more than one category.
On 25 November, Robert Wilson, one of the most significant theatre directors of our time, came to Estonia on a work visit. The main goal of the visit was the preparation of a new music theatre production centred around the works of Arvo Pärt.