Kristina Kõrver

Researcher, Archive specialist

Kristina Kõrver joined the Arvo Pärt Centre in 2012. Her main interest is studying Arvo Pärt’s creative process and the archival materials related to his works. Kristina also conducts educational programmes, gives public lectures, and consults with researchers during their visits to the Centre.

She is the co-curator of the Centre’s exhibitions If you seek from almost nothing … (2020) and Tintinnabuli: A World on Music Paper (2024), as well as the curator of the exhibition Listening to the Manuscripts: The Story of Sieben Magnificat-Antiphonen (commissioned by Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Amsterdam, 2022). She is the co-editor of In principio. The Word in Arvo Pärt’s Music (2014), and Res Musica 14 (2022), and co-author of Arvo Pärt Centre & Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos. A Common Denominator (2020). She also curated the archival project Songs from Childhood (2015) as a result of which the majority of Pärt’s songs and theatre music for children was researched, arranged, recorded and published for the first time (in co-operation with the Estonian Public Broadcasting and Universal Edition).

Kristina has lectured on music history at Tallinn University, Tallinn Music High School, Tallinn College of Music and Ballet (MUBA), etc. She has worked as editor and contributor for Muusika magazine and has published reviews in Estonian cultural publications.

Kristina graduated from the Department of Musicology at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, and holds a master’s degree in teacher training and educational sciences from Tallinn University. In 2023, she started her doctoral studies at the University of Tartu in semiotics and cultural theory.

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