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Paavo
Järvi

Conductor

Paavo Järvi studied conducting in his native Estonia and with Leonard Bernstein at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. He assumed the post of chief conductor of the NHK Symphony Orchestra at the beginning of the 2015–16 concert season, and that of the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich starting in the 2019–20 season.

Järvi has held similar positions with the Orchestre de Paris (from 2010 to 2016), the hr-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt (2006–14), the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (2001–11) and the Malmö Symphony Orchestra (1994–97). Since 2004, the Estonian–American musician has served as artistic director of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen. He is also artistic adviser to the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra.

From the beginning of his career, Järvi has been a leading advocate of music from his native country, such as that of Erkki-Sven Tüür, Eduard Tubin and Arvo Pärt. The musician has received numerous awards and distinctions for his services to music. The Republic of Estonia conferred on him the Order of the White Star in 2013. Both Diapason and Gramophone named Järvi Artist of the Year and in September 2019 Opus Klassik named him Conductor of the Year. He won a Grammy Award for his recordings of works by Sibelius and Grieg.

Järvi gives frequent performances as a guest conductor with the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonic Orchestras, Staatskapelle Dresden, the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. He has been a regular guest with the Concertgebouworkest since his debut in 2004. In November 2019 he conducted the orchyestra in works by Beethoven, Brahms and Shostakovich in Amsterdam and on tour in Taiwan and Japan.

Paavo Järvi studied conducting in his native Estonia and with Leonard Bernstein at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. He assumed the post of chief conductor of the NHK Symphony Orchestra at the beginning of the 2015–16 concert season, and that of the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich starting in the 2019–20 season.

Järvi has held similar positions with the Orchestre de Paris (from 2010 to 2016), the hr-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt (2006–14), the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (2001–11) and the Malmö Symphony Orchestra (1994–97). Since 2004, the Estonian–American musician has served as artistic director of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen. He is also artistic adviser to the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra.

From the beginning of his career, Järvi has been a leading advocate of music from his native country, such as that of Erkki-Sven Tüür, Eduard Tubin and Arvo Pärt. The musician has received numerous awards and distinctions for his services to music. The Republic of Estonia conferred on him the Order of the White Star in 2013. Both Diapason and Gramophone named Järvi Artist of the Year and in September 2019 Opus Klassik named him Conductor of the Year. He won a Grammy Award for his recordings of works by Sibelius and Grieg.

Järvi gives frequent performances as a guest conductor with the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonic Orchestras, Staatskapelle Dresden, the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. He has been a regular guest with the Concertgebouworkest since his debut in 2004. In November 2019 he conducted the orchyestra in works by Beethoven, Brahms and Shostakovich in Amsterdam and on tour in Taiwan and Japan.