Curated Tour and Piano Concert in the Arvo Pärt Centre
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Mr Arvo Pärt is one of the most performed contemporary composers in the world at the moment. An hour-long bus ride will take you to the beautiful nature of Laulasmaa, where the Arvo Pärt Centre is located by the sea inside a pine forest. A tour introducing the life and work of the composer will be held on site. Guests are welcome to visit the café and the small exhibition area. The tour is summed up by the lively piano concert by talented Estonian pianist Johan Randvere. Also worth visiting if you are keen on architecture!
The Arvo Pärt Centre combines the composer’s personal archive with an information and music Centre. It is an open meeting place for musicians, researchers and music lovers – for anyone interested in Arvo Pärt’s music and world of ideas.
The Arvo Pärt Centre was founded in 2010 in Laulasmaa by the family of the composer. In the beginning, the Centre was hosted in a private house-turned-archive called Aliina. In the context of Pärt’s music, this name symbolises new beginnings. It was his piano piece Für Alina (Estonian: Aliinale) that served as the starting point for his tintinnabuli music in 1976. In its early years, the main tasks of the Centre were building and organising the archive and creating a digital information system. However, in order to open the archive to researchers and begin offering educational and concert activities, a new and much larger building was needed. To find the most suitable solution, an international architectural competition was announced in June 2014, which was won by Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano from Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos. Construction work on the new building began in March 2017, with the Arvo Pärt Centre opening its doors to visitors on 17 October 2018.
In the Picture: Johan Randvere ©Krõõt Tarkmeel
Johan Randvere is one of the brightest musicians of his generation.
Johan Randvere has given concerts in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Italy, Vatican, Belarus, Sweden, Germany, Finland, USA and Canada. He has performed as a soloist and as a chamber musician in all the main Estonian concert halls and such concert halls as The Grand Hall of Minsk Filharmony, Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, Carnegie Hall, Puccini hall in Milano among others. He has performed together with the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Vanemuise Symphony Orchestra, Belarus State Academic Radio Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of Molodehno Music College among others.
Johan has worked with conductors such as Risto Joost, Paul Mägi, Sasha Mäkilä, Grigori Soroka, Jüri Alperten, Toomas Vavilov, Mihhail Gerts, Erki Pehk, Kaspar Mänd among others.
Read more about the pianist here: www.johanrandvere.com