Kristina joined the Arvo Pärt Centre in 2012. She was attracted by an opportunity to study Arvo Pärt’s work, combining several topics of interest such as contemporary music and music history, creation and reception, and religion and theology.
One of Kristina’s most important tasks is to study archival materials related to Arvo Pärt’s works and to write narratives on the creative process based on these materials. This provides an opportunity to follow the composer’s work step by step through archival materials and to discover, through accounts provided by the composer himself, the various layers and rich context of each work.
Kristina is also involved in the preparation of the permanent exhibition of the centre, conducting educational programmes, and consulting researchers of Arvo Pärt’s music during their visits to the centre. She co-edited a compilation of texts on Arvo Pärt’s works, In principio. The Word in Arvo Pärt’s Music (2014), published by the centre, and also helped create the archival project Lapsepõlve lood / Songs from Childhood (2015) for the recording and publishing of Arvo Pärt’s children’s songs, in cooperation with Estonian Public Broadcasting, the Music Studio of Estonian Radio and publishing house Universal Edition.
Kristina taught music history at Tallinn Music High School, the Tallinn Old Town College of Education, and Tallinn University. She has worked as an editor and contributor for Muusika magazine and has published concert 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 educational sciences from Tallinn University.