#ArvoPart80 – A special Set Pieces class celebrating Arvo Pärt’s 80th birthday

The 2015 Dulwich Piano Festival is celebrating the 80th birthday of composer Arvo Pärt with the inclusion of his piece “Für Anna Maria” for solo piano. 

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Arvo Pärt is a composer whose creative output has significantly changed the way we understand the nature of music.

To honour the composer in his 80th year of life, Universal Edition will be collecting performance dates, reviews, CD releases and more on a dedicated blog. We are paying tribute to Arvo by including his beautiful piano piece, Für Anna Maria, on our syllabus. The class is open to pianists playing at a novice/intermediate level – all ages welcome. The class is not suitable for pianists that have progressed beyond Grade 5 level.

The class will be adjudicated by pianist, piano teacher and blogger Frances Wilson. Frances discusses the piece and why we have chosen this piece for the festival.


Author: Lorraine Liyanage

Owner of the SE22 Piano School in East Dulwich. Founder and Director of the Dulwich Music Festival. Piano teacher based in East Dulwich since 2007.

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