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Arvo Pärt Conference

  • Senate House, Woburn Room Malet Street London, England, WC1E United Kingdom (map)

Arvo Pärt: Icon of Modernity

In Celebration of the Eighty-Second Birthday of the Composer

Woburn Room, ground floor of Senate House, University of London, 11 September 2017

This one-day conference will be held on the 82nd birthday of the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, on 11 September 2017, at the Institute of Musical Research, Senate House, University of London, in association with the School of Advanced Studies. It is presented under the auspices of the Royal Academy of Music and in association with the Estonian Embassy. We welcome a range of international experts who bring fresh insight, strategies and contexts to Pärt studies.

The conference is convened and organised by Dr Robert Sholl, Royal Academy of Music. The fee will be £40 for the day (£20 for students), and £80 with supper. The conference follows on from the Royal Musical Association conference, 7–9 September.

Apply here. Deadline: 1 September.
Biographies in brief

Abby Anderton is an Assistant Professor of Music at Baruch College, City University of New York.
Luisa Curinga is full Professor of Flute at the Conservatorio di Musica ‘G.B. Pergolesi’ of Fermo and, from 2010, adjunct professor of Music Education at the Università degli Studi di Macerata.
Nicolas Darbon, professor in musicology, is a specialist in contemporary music. His fields of research are the concepts of simplicity and complexity in music, historicity of music, interculturality, Theories of Complexity, Words and Music.
Laura Dolp is Associate Professor of Musicology and Coordinator of General Education and History at the John J. Cali School of Music, Montclair State University where she teaches undergraduate history and graduate seminar special topics.
Walter Kreyszig is Professor Emeritus of Musicology at the University of Saskatchewan, a Fellow of the American Biographical Center (Raleigh, North Carolina) a Deputy Director of the International Biographical Centre (Cambridge, United Kingdom), and a member of the Center for Canadian Studies at the University of Vienna.
Alexander Lingas is a Reader in Music at City, University of London, a Fellow of the University of Oxford’s European Humanities Research Centre, and the founding Musical Director of the vocal ensemble Cappella Romana.
Andrew Shenton is Associate Professor of Music at Boston University, Artistic Director of the Boston Choral Ensemble, and Director of Vox Futura.
Anna Shvets has recently defended her PhD thesis in cultural studies and musicology at Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin (Poland). As a composer she gained winner and laureate diplomas of international composition competitions and has written choral and instrumental works.