PAAVO JÄRVI

Estonian Grammy Award-winning conductor Paavo Järvi is widely recognised as one of today’s most eminent conductors, enjoying close partnerships with the finest orchestras around the world. He serves as Chief Conductor of the Tonhalle Orchester-Zürich, as the long-standing Artistic Director of The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen since 2004, and as both the founder and Artistic Director of the Estonian Festival Orchestra. From the start of the 2022/23 season he is also Honorary Conductor of the NHK Symphony Orchestra.

In his fourth season as Music Director of Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi embarks on a new Bruckner cycle in the recently refurbished Grosse Tonhalle and completes the Mendelssohn Cycle, which was the main composer focus of the previous year. He closes the 2022 / 23 season with performances and a recording of Beethoven’s Fidelio in a new semi-staged production, directed by Eva Buchmann. Following two successful years of masterclasses in Zürich, Paavo Järvi continues his Conductors’ Academy in November and this autumn also sees the release of a new disc on Alpha Classics, celebrating the 75th birthday of John Adams.

As Artistic Director of The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen since 2004, Paavo Järvi has focused on in-depth projects of composers including Beethoven, Schumann and Brahms. During the 2022/23 season Paavo Järvi and DKAM continue with their latest project – Haydn’s London Symphonies – which they perform on tour throughout Europe and Asia.

Each season concludes with a week of performances and conducting master-classes at the Pärnu Music Festival in Estonia, which Paavo Järvi founded in 2011. The success of both the Festival and its resident ensemble – the Estonian Festival Orchestra – has led to a string of high profile invitations including recent performances at the Berlin Philharmonie, Vienna Konzerthaus, BBC Proms and Hamburg Elbphilharmonie. In 2019 the Estonian Festival Orchestra made its Japanese debut with soloist Midori and this Autumn they return to Asia for their first tour of South Korea. In Spring 2022 Alpha Classics released their third album, Estonian Premieres, championing works by Estonian composers performed and recorded at the Pärnu Music Festival.