Michael Pärt

Michael Pärt (sometimes spelled Michael Paert, Estonian pronunciation: [ˈpær̺t], born 17 August 1977 in Tallinn, Estonia) is an Estonian music producer and music editor.

Michael Pärt
Michael Pärt at 2013 MPSE Golden Reel Awards
Michael Pärt at 2013 MPSE Golden Reel Awards
Background information
Born (1977-08-17) 17 August 1977 (age 43)
OriginTallinn, Estonia
Occupation(s)Music producer

Since 2010 he is chairman of the board of the Arvo Pärt Centre.[1] He also owns a music editing company Michael Pärt Musik.[2]


Michael Pärt was born as a younger son of classical composer Arvo Pärt and his wife Nora. The family had to leave the Estonian SSR and the Soviet Union on political reasons in 1980.[3] Michael Pärt spent his childhood and youth in Austria, Germany, and the United Kingdom before returning to Estonia in 2008.

He holds a Master's degree in Music for Composing for Film and TV with distinction from Kingston University in London.[4]

Film musicEdit

He has worked together with several notable people of music and film, including Icelandic singer Björk,[5] composers Danny Elfman, Alexandre Desplat, and Howard Shore,[6] and film directors Peter Jackson,[7] Francis Ford Coppola, and Tom Hooper.[citation needed]

His most recent film projects as music editor were Tom Hooper's The Danish Girl (2015) and Justin Chadwick's Tulip Fever (2017).[8]

Additionally, he contributed to award-winning projects such as the BAFTA-winning LazyTown and the Grammy-nominated albums Volta and Vulnicura by Björk and Neon Bible by Arcade Fire.[9]

Arvo Pärt CentreEdit

In 2008 Michael Pärt returned to Estonia to establish the Arvo Pärt Centre which he chairs. The foundation preserves Arvo Pärt's creative contribution to the arts for future generations.[10]


  1. ^ "Board". Arvo Pärt Centre. Retrieved 11 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Michael Pärt Musik". Telliskivi Creative City. Retrieved 11 December 2019.
  3. ^ "Biography". Arvo Pärt Centre. Retrieved 11 December 2019.
  4. ^ "Michael Pärt". Arvo Pärt Centre. Retrieved 11 December 2019.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 December 2008. Retrieved 25 May 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2 May 2008. Retrieved 28 April 2008.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Michael Pärt takes care of the film's soul". Estonian World. 12 March 2015. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
  8. ^ Michael Pärt at IMDb
  9. ^ "Arcade Fire". pastemagazine.com. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
  10. ^ "Arvo Pärdi poeg rajab Laulasmaale kuulsa isa arhiivi". Postimees. 17 October 2009. Retrieved 2 February 2019.

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