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Honorary degrees & Awards

Honorary Doctorates

  • 1990 Estonian Academy of Music
  • 1996 University of Sydney, Australia
  • 1998 University of Tartu, Estonia
  • 2002 University of Durham, Great Britain
  • 2003 The National University of General San Martín, School of Humanities, Argentina
  • 2007 University of Freiburg, Faculty of Theology, Germany
  • 2009 University of Liège, Belgium
  • 2009 University of St Andrews, Scotland
  • 2011 The Pontifical Institute for Sacred Music, Vatican
  • 2012 University of Lugano, Faculty of Theology, Switzerland

 

Honorary Memberships

  • 1991 Royal Swedish Academy of Music, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1996 American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, USA
  • 2001 Royal Academy of Sciences, Letters and Fine Arts of Belgium
  • 2003 Royal School of Church Music, Salisbury, Great Britain
  • 2004 Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Rome, Italy

Memberships

  • 2011 Member of the Pontifical Council for Culture, Vatican
  • 2011 Member of the Estonian Academy of Sciences, Academician for Music, Tallinn, Estonia

 

Grammy Award

  • 2006 Da Pacem – Best Choral Performance (Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conductor Paul Hillier; Harmonia Mundi HMU 097401)
  • 2013 Adam's Lament – Best Choral Performance (ECM New Series 2225)

 

Grammy Nominations

  • 1989 Passio – Best Contemporary Composition (ECM New Series 1370)
  • 1991 Miserere – Best Contemporary Composition (ECM New Series1430)
  • 1994 Te Deum – Best Performance of a Choral Work (ECM New Series 1505)
  • 1998 Kanon Pokajanen – Best Classical Contemporary Composition (ECM New Series 1654/55)
  • 2002 Orient & Occident – Best Classical Contemporary Composition (ECM New Series 1795)
  • 2002 Orient & Occident – Best Classical Album (ECM New Series 1795)
  • 2006 Da Pacem – Best Choral Performance (Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conductor Paul Hillier; Harmonia Mundi HMU 097401)
  • 2009 In Principio – Best Classical Contemporary Composition (ECM New Series 2050)
  • 2010 Symphony No. 4 – Best Classical Contemporary Composition (ECM New Series 2160)
  • 2013 Adam's Lament – Best Contemporary Classical Composition (ECM New Series 2225)
  • 2013 Adam's Lament – Best Choral Performance (ECM New Series 2225)

 

Other awards, decorations

  • 1962 First Prize for cantata Our Garden, Composers Forum Moscow, Russia
  • 1981 DAAD fellowship (German Academic Exchange Service), Berlin, Germany
  • 1989 Edison Classical Music Award for CD Passio (ECM News Series 1370)
  • 1995 Honorary Citizen of Rakvere, Estonia
  • 1997 Independent Russian Arts Award “Triumph”, Moscow, Russia
  • 1998 Culture Award of the Estonian Republic
  • 1998 Second Class Order of the National Coat of Arms, Estonia
  • 2000 Herder Prize, Germany
  • 2001 Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters of the French Republic
  • 2003 Composition Award for choral work, C. A. Seghizzi, Gorizia, Italy
  • 2003 Honorary title "Borderlander" given by the Borderland Foundation, Sejny, Poland
  • 2003 Classic Brit Award – Contemporary Music Award for Orient & Occident, Great Britain
  • 2005 Composer of the Year, Musical America, USA
  • 2005 European Church Music Prize, Germany
  • 2006 Estonian National Honour First Class
  • 2007 International Prize „Baltic Star", St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 2007 International Brückepreis Award of the European City of Görlitz / Zgorzelec
  • 2008 Léonie Sonning Music Prize, Denmark
  • 2008 Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art First Class
  • 2009 Lifelong Achievement Award of the Republic of Estonia
  • 2009 Honorary Citizen of Paide, Estonia
  • 2010 Lifelong Achievement Award of International Istanbul Music Festival
  • 2010 Baltic Image Enhancement Award, USA
  • 2011 Hommage for Arvo Pärt by Konrad Adenauer Fund, Germany
  • 2011 Coat of Arms of Tallinn
  • 2011 Knight of the National Order of the Legion of Honor, France
  • 2011 Classic Brit Award – Composer of the Year for Symphony No. 4, Great Britain
  • 2012 Prize of the International Festival Cervantino, Mexico
  • 2012 Estonian Music Council Composition Award
  • 2013 Orlando-di-Lasso-Medaille, Germany
  • 2013 Archon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate