Järvi opened his third season as Chief Conductor of the NHK Symphony
Orchestra, presenting repertoire ranging from
Mozart to Bernstein. Their highly acclaimed Strauss recording project continues
with the release of the second album featuring Don Quixote, Till Eulenspiegels
lustige Streiche and Der Rosenkavalier Suite. As Artistic Director of The Deutsche
Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, he continues
the critically acclaimed Brahms Symphonies cycle and launches their Schubert
project touring in Europe.
Commencing from the 2019/20 season Paavo Järvi will be Chief
Conductor and Music Director of the Tonhalle-Orchester
Zürich, while he concluded his highly
successful tenure as Music Director of the Orchestre de Paris in summer 2016.
He is also Conductor Laureate of Frankfurt Radio Symphony and Music Director
Laureate of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
In addition to his permanent positions, Järvi is in much
demand as a guest conductor, appearing regularly with the Berliner
Philharmoniker, London’s Philharmonia Orchestra, Staatskapelle Berlin and
Staatskapelle Dresden. Highlights of his recent and upcoming guest engagements
include the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Wiener Philharmoniker, New York
Philharmonic, Teatro alla Scala in Milan and NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester.
is a dedicated supporter of Estonian composers and Artistic Adviser to the
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra. Each season concludes with a week of
performances and master-classes at the Pärnu Music Festival in Estonia, which he
founded in 2011. As
a festival celebrating the orchestra at its heart, Paavo Järvi created a
new ensemble which has become the uncontested highlight of the summer season - the Estonian
Festival Orchestra - which
also made its debut
tour to Europe’s major capital cities in January 2018 coinciding with the 100th
Anniversary of Estonian Independence. Paavo Järvi was awarded the
Order of the White Star by the President of Estonia in 2013 for his outstanding
contribution to Estonian culture.
With an extensive discography, Paavo Järvi has won a
Grammy Award for his recording of Sibelius’ Cantatas and was named
Artist of the Year by both Gramophone and Diapason Magazines. He has also been
appointed Commandeur de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry
of Culture, for his contribution to music in France.
Tallinn, Estonia, Paavo Järvi studied Percussion and Conducting at
the Tallinn School of Music. In 1980, he moved to the USA where he continued
his studies at the Curtis Institute of Music and at the Los Angeles
Philharmonic Institute with Leonard Bernstein.