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Arvo Pärt

Arvo PärtBorn: 11-Sep-1935
Birthplace: Paide, Estonia

Gender: Male
Religion: Russian Orthodox [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Composer

Nationality: Estonia
Executive summary: Choral composer

Emigrated to Vienna in 1980, where he became an Austrian citizen, and then West Berlin a year later.


[1] Converted in the 1970s.

Wife: Nora (m., two sons)

    University: Tallinn Conservatory, Tallinn, Estonia (1957-63)

    Léonie Sonning Music Prize 2008



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