Kristjan Järvi (conductor, producer, arranger) lives and breathes music, using its power to create spaces in which anything is possible. Kristjan Järvi pursues his pioneering ideas as a conductor, producer, composer and arranger. Embracing everything with creative entrepreneurship, he runs his own production company Sunbeam Productions.

Kristjan Järvi has earned a reputation as one of the canniest, and most innovative, programmers on the classical scene’ (Reuters). As a conductor, he is at home on the big international stages, directing great classics from Wagner to Tchaikovsky and from Steve Reich to Radiohead as well as his original productions without any genre boundaries.

Kristjan Järvi developed his own unique sound with several groups he is leading, from his New York based, classical-hip-hop-jazz group Absolute Ensemble, Baltic Sea Philharmonic, BSP-Experience and his newly founded Nordic Pulse Orchestra. He has established the Estonian Film Orchestra, which regularly records soundtracks for major international films and series in his state-of-the-art studios, owing to its exceptional sonic qualities. Kristjan shapes his artistic life and takes expression to the next level with his team of Sunbeam Productions, with whom he creates a new paradigm for multi-sensory performance Xperiences. One of the latest productions is the Original Babylon Berlin Live Show, currently available on ARD streaming platform ARD Mediathek.

In 2020 Kristjan founded nEscapes Records. Besides online music distribution it offers its own unique ‘nEscapes Lounges’ as a new listening format. His latest and biggest endeavour is the launch and development of ‘ESTONIIA Muse’, a digital AI muse that is created to shape your personal surroundings and make sense of things for you.

Besides his own productions, due to his unique sounds and approaches with his bands, Kristjan Järvi collaborates internationally with outstanding artists like director Tom Tykwer (for the soundtrack of Babylon Berlin) and recording artists like MUM, Bryce Dessner (The National), Hauschka, Robot Koch and Max Richter and is staring in the Bastille Re-Orchestrated documentary on Amazon Prime at the moment.

Kristjan live orchestrated the touring project of Brian Eno, called ‘SHIPS’, starring Brian Eno, BSP, Peter Chilvers, Peter Serafinowicz, Leo Abrahams and Melanie Pappenheim. He is the artistic partner of the Metal for Orchestra project ‘Bright&Black’ with Eicca Toppinen.

Kristjan is exclusively signed as a composer and producer with BMG Music. His latest album is called Nordic Escapes.

Kristjan holds the position of Honorary Consul of South Korea in Estonia.

Born in Estonia, Kristjan Järvi emigrated to the United States as a child and grew up in New York City. Kristjan comes from a family of great conductors. His father Neeme and his elder brother Paavo both conduct the greatest orchestras in the world. In 2015 Kristjan relocated his center of life from the USA back to the capital of Estonia, Tallinn.