Paavo Järvi
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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 Artistic Director of The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and as both Founder and Artistic Director of the Estonian Festival Orchestra. From the start of the 2022/23 season he was also named Honorary Conductor of the NHK Symphony Orchestra.

Paavo Järvi launched his fourth season as Music Director of Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich with a new Bruckner cycle in the recently refurbished Grosse Tonhalle and this year he completes the Mendelssohn Cycle. 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. On disc Paavo Järvi and the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich have so far recorded a complete Tchaikovsky cycle and works by Messiaen and Adams. Their fourth recording on Alpha Classics, released in January 2023, is Bruckner Symphony No. 7.

 

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. The first release of their Haydn recordings will be launched on Sony Classical in Spring 2023.

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 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 in Autumn 2022 they returned to Asia for their first tour of South Korea. Alpha Classics recently released their third album, Estonian Premieres, championing works by Estonian composers performed and recorded at the Pärnu Music Festival.

This month Alpha Classics releases Paavo Järvi and the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich’s first recording of Bruckner, captured live in concert in January 2022, during Järvi’s third season as Music Director. Symphony No. 7 is the first of three Bruckner releases ….

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Paavo Järvi celebrates his 60th birthday on 30th December in concert with the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra. The celebrations continue in Tallinn on 1 January with a concert broadcast nationally on Estonian TV, followed by a multitude of highlights to look forward to in 2023.

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The Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich AG has announced a five year contract extension with Music Director Paavo Järvi, who will now lead the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich until July 2029 at home in the recently renovated, iconic Tonhalle and on tour internationally.

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This summer celebrates the reunion of the Järvi family after a three year hiatus. Neeme Järvi returns to Estonia to celebrate his 85th birthday year and conducts the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra in the opening concert; Paavo Järvi directs the Estonian Festival Orchestra in four concerts

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Diapason d’or de l’année awarded to Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5. The complete Tchaikovsky cycle with the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich released by Alpha Classics to coincide with the reopening of the historic Tonhalle …

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Paavo Järvi has long been recognised as the musicians’ musician, evidenced through his close association with the key orchestras he works with. Following the success of Deutsche Grammophon’s recent release of the complete Schmidt symphonies …

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Paavo Järvi and the Estonian Festival Orchestra’s second album on Alpha Classics is dedicated to the music of Erkki-Sven Tüür and features recordings of three works recorded live in concert in Estonia between 2016 and 2019. The album is released this March to celebrate Tüür’s 60th birthday.

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Paavo Järvi makes his début as Chief Conductor and Music Director of the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich on 2 October …

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In its third season at the Tonhalle Maag, the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich (TOZ) will perform under the baton of its new Chief Conductor and Music Director

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Paavo Järvi has been Artistic Director of The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen since 2004 and their 15 year partnership is celebrated this year with the release of Brahms’ Symphonies Nos. 3 and 4 on the RCA Red Seal Label …

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Sony Classical Release: On 18 January Sony Classical releases the long awaited box set of the complete Sibelius Symphony cycle with Paavo Järvi and the Orchestre de Paris …

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Paavo Järvi and the Estonian Festival Orchestra make their debut tour of Europe in January 2018 and release first CD on Alpha Classics on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Estonian Independence.

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Currently in his second season as Chief Conductor of the NHK SymphonyOrchestra, Paavo Järvi brings Japan’s leading ensemble on tour to Europe this spring as a part of the orchestra’s major 90th birthday celebrations with concerts …

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At the 54th RECORD ACADEMY AWARD in Tokyo today, Paavo Järvi was announced as the recipient of two prestigious prizes: The Complete Nielsen Symphonies recorded with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony was voted “Gand Prix (Silver Prize): Best Symphony Recording” and his second CD release as Chief Conductor of the NHK Symphony Orchestra featuring Richard Strauss’ Don Quixote, Till Eulenspiegel & Der Rosenkavalier Suite was voted “Best Orchestral Recording” …

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The NHK Symphony Orchestra has announced today (6 October) that they will extend its contract with Paavo Järvi as Chief Conductor for an additional 3 years, until August 2021 …

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Marking the occasion the syndicate of the French critic circle will award Paavo Järvi the prize of Musical Personality of the Year in recognition of his work with the Orchestre de Paris since 2010, in a ceremony which will take place in Paris …

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France’s leading music magazine – Diapason – has chosen Paavo Järvi as “Artist of the Year” at their annual awards ceremony which took place in Paris last night, just two months after the Estonian conductor was also named “Artist of the Year” by Gramophone Magazine in London …

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Tonight, at the Gramophone Magazine’s annual awards ceremony Editor-in-Chief, James Jolly, announced that Paavo Järvi has been voted by the public as Artist of the Year …

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The governors of the Sibelius Society have elected to award the prestigious Sibelius Medal to the Estonian Paavo Järvi, Musical Director and Chief Conductor of the Orchestre de Paris …

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