Pärnu is a charming seaside resort on the Baltic Sea, famous for its large, protected sandy bay and rich in cultural history.
“the city boasts pristine white beaches … a delightful mix of old and new architecture, lush wooded spaces, superb restaurants and a truly wonderful music festival.”
BBC Music Magazine, UK
In the year which celebrates the 100th Anniversary of Estonian Independence, the festival pays tribute to Estonian music.
“The rich program of the
Pärnu Music Festival reflects the human concept that the conductor Paavo Järvi embodies as its guiding spirit.“
Die Presse, Austria
The uncontested highlight of the summer is the annual reunion of the Estonian Festival Orchestra with its director, Paavo Järvi.
“We have hardly arrived before we get to experience how Paavo Järvi moves his festival orchestra into sublime togetherness … the orchestra is the star.”
Luister, The Netherlands