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TONHALLE-ORCHESTER ZÜRICH RECEIVES EUROPEAN CULTURE PRIZE AND HOSTS THE AWARD CEREMONY

September 26th, 2022|

On 24 September, the European Culture Prize took place for the first time in Switzerland with a gala evening hosted by the Tonhalle. Receiving the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich’s Prize as one of eleven international cultural ambassadors, Paavo Järvi said “A symphony orchestra is a good example of how we could model our society: 32 nationalities are represented here, highly talented, professional and full of respect. It has never been more important for me as an Estonian to be a European than in these times.”

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PAAVO JÄRVI INTRODUCES THE ESTONIAN FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA’S “COLOSSAL ENERGY AND PASSION” TO KOREA

August 25th, 2022|

The Estonian Festival Orchestra is back on tour for the first time in three years, following the pandemic. The orchestra – hand-picked by Paavo Järvi and comprising the best talent from Estonia and across the globe – reunites for concerts in Tallinn (30 August) and Lahti (31 August) before travelling to Korea for performances in Seoul (3 September), Tongyeong (4 September) and Gyeonggi-do (5 September).

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ESTONIAN PREMIERES RELEASED TODAY

June 10th, 2022|

Paavo Järvi and the Estonian Festival Orchestra’s third CD on Alpha Classics is released today. Estonian Premieres presents six compositions by five internationally renowned Estonian composers and the voyage through their unique worlds sheds light on just how rich and multi-faceted Estonian music is.

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NEW SEASON AT ZÜRICH TONHALLE WITH FOCUS ON BRUCKNER

May 23rd, 2022|

Paavo Järvi and the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich launch the new season at the recently restored Tonhalle Zürich on 14 September with Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony. “Bruckner is a kind of essence for a symphony orchestra and is extremely demanding” says Paavo Järvi. “It is important to have a good architecture that really demonstrates the quality of the orchestra and the quality of the individual registers. In my opinion, that is why it is the perfect way to experience this orchestra – but also the new concert hall”.

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PAAVO JÄRVI & TONHALLE-ORCHESTER ZÜRICH TO PERFORM BENEFIT CONCERT FOR THE UKRAINIAN PEOPLE

March 4th, 2022|

As a sign of our solidarity, we shall be giving a fundraising concert in aid of the suffering people of war-ravaged Ukraine at the Tonhalle Zürich under the baton of our Music Director Paavo Järvi on Wednesday 23 March. The originally planned programme will remain unchanged. All performers will waive their fees. We shall be donating the proceeds of our ticket sales to the Glückskette. By doing so, we hope to make a small contribution towards alleviating the plight of the people of Ukraine.

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NEWS

TONHALLE-ORCHESTER ZÜRICH RECEIVES EUROPEAN CULTURE PRIZE AND HOSTS THE AWARD CEREMONY

On 24 September, the European Culture Prize took place for the first time in Switzerland with a gala evening hosted by the Tonhalle. Receiving the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich’s Prize as one of eleven international cultural ambassadors, Paavo Järvi said “A symphony orchestra is a good example of how we could model our society: 32 nationalities are represented here, highly talented, professional and full of respect. It has never been more important for me as an Estonian to be a European than in these times.”

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PAAVO JÄRVI INTRODUCES THE ESTONIAN FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA’S “COLOSSAL ENERGY AND PASSION” TO KOREA

The Estonian Festival Orchestra is back on tour for the first time in three years, following the pandemic. The orchestra – hand-picked by Paavo Järvi and comprising the best talent from Estonia and across the globe – reunites for concerts in Tallinn (30 August) and Lahti (31 August) before travelling to Korea for performances in Seoul (3 September), Tongyeong (4 September) and Gyeonggi-do (5 September).

(more…)

ESTONIAN PREMIERES RELEASED TODAY

Paavo Järvi and the Estonian Festival Orchestra’s third CD on Alpha Classics is released today. Estonian Premieres presents six compositions by five internationally renowned Estonian composers and the voyage through their unique worlds sheds light on just how rich and multi-faceted Estonian music is.

(more…)

NEW SEASON AT ZÜRICH TONHALLE WITH FOCUS ON BRUCKNER

Paavo Järvi and the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich launch the new season at the recently restored Tonhalle Zürich on 14 September with Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony. “Bruckner is a kind of essence for a symphony orchestra and is extremely demanding” says Paavo Järvi. “It is important to have a good architecture that really demonstrates the quality of the orchestra and the quality of the individual registers. In my opinion, that is why it is the perfect way to experience this orchestra – but also the new concert hall”.

(more…)

PAAVO JÄRVI & TONHALLE-ORCHESTER ZÜRICH TO PERFORM BENEFIT CONCERT FOR THE UKRAINIAN PEOPLE

As a sign of our solidarity, we shall be giving a fundraising concert in aid of the suffering people of war-ravaged Ukraine at the Tonhalle Zürich under the baton of our Music Director Paavo Järvi on Wednesday 23 March. The originally planned programme will remain unchanged. All performers will waive their fees. We shall be donating the proceeds of our ticket sales to the Glückskette. By doing so, we hope to make a small contribution towards alleviating the plight of the people of Ukraine.

(more…)

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PÄRNU MUSIC FESTIVAL

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Paavo Järvi’s family festival in Estonia is now entering its second decade. Alongside the annual Järvi Academy Conducting Masterclasses, the festival features the internationally acclaimed Estonian Festival Orchestra in three concerts with guest soloists Joshua Bell and Emmanuel Pahud. Estonian home-grown talent includes violinist Triin Ruubel and pianist Mihkel Poll and this year’s Estonian composer focus will be dedicated to, Artur Lemba (1885–1963), Edouard Tubin (1905–1982) and Ülo Krigul (b. 1978).

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PÄRNU MUSIC FESTIVAL

Pärnu Music Festival Header

Paavo Järvi’s family festival in Estonia is now entering its second decade. Alongside the annual Järvi Academy Conducting Masterclasses, the festival features the internationally acclaimed Estonian Festival Orchestra in three concerts with guest soloists Joshua Bell and Emmanuel Pahud. Estonian home-grown talent includes violinist Triin Ruubel and pianist Mihkel Poll and this year’s Estonian composer focus will be dedicated to, Artur Lemba (1885–1963), Edouard Tubin (1905–1982) and Ülo Krigul (b. 1978).

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CONDUCTING ACADEMY

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The Järvi Academy traditionally takes place in Tallinn and Pärnu where students are selected to work with several orchestras and to perform at the Pärnu Music Festival. Concerts are held at various locations, such as the Estonia Concert Hall in Tallinn and the Pärnu Concert Hall, famous for its acoustics. The Academy collaborates closely with the Pärnu Music Festival, offering a great opportunity for students to meet numerous colleagues, well-known international artists and members of the Estonian Festival Orchestra. The contact with professionals will be both formal and informal. During formal masterclasses students will benefit from professional expertize, such as interpretation, orchestration, self-management, psychology and more.
For up to date information on future conducting courses visit The Pärnu Music Festival website

CONDUCTING ACADEMY

academy
The Järvi Academy traditionally takes place in Tallinn and Pärnu where students are selected to work with several orchestras and to perform at the Pärnu Music Festival. Concerts are held at various locations, such as the Estonia Concert Hall in Tallinn and the Pärnu Concert Hall, famous for its acoustics. The Academy collaborates closely with the Pärnu Music Festival, offering a great opportunity for students to meet numerous colleagues, well-known international artists and members of the Estonian Festival Orchestra. The contact with professionals will be both formal and informal. During formal masterclasses students will benefit from professional expertize, such as interpretation, orchestration, self-management, psychology and more.
For up to date information on future conducting courses visit The Pärnu Music Festival website

PRESS

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DEUTSCHE KAMMERPHILHARMONIE BREMEN
ELPHILHARMONIE HAMBURG & KONZERTHAUS WIEN RESIDENCIES
October 2021

Haydn: London Symphonies Nos. 94, 99 and 105

At the concert of Paavo Järvi and his Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen with three late Haydn symphonies on Sunday in the Elbphilharmonie, one was a little reminded of the orchestra’s overwhelming Beethoven project a good decade ago. With Beethoven, too, the Kammerphilharmonie had set in motion a completely new dynamic in the interpretation of classical symphonies.

Haydn in particular has to be played as vividly as possible, and deliberately sometimes quite unconventionally, so that the hidden wit of his symphonies comes to the fore. And Paavo Järvi, Artistic Director of the Kammerphilharmonie Bremen for almost two decades, and his orchestra are true masters at this
Hamburger Abendblatt, Helmut Peters, 18 October 2021

The consummate work of Artistic Director Järvi and his joyful orchestra brings out the musical motifs with awe and at the same time irresistible wit … Thus the originality of Haydn’s late symphonies numbers 94, 99 and his final number 104 unfold in all their sophistication, elegance and virtuosity … An evening full of visual and acoustic stimuli that meet Viennese demands and are greeted with bravos and long applause.
Wiener Zeitung, 19 October 2021

Järvi and his musicians have a particular penchant for this – and showed it not only, but also in the minuets, which have long since left the courtly parquet in favour of the bourgeois dance floor. But already in the first movement of the “Paukenschlag-Symphonie” there was a delicious Hmtata, in the underestimated number 99 the soloistic somersaults of the wind instruments (with clarinets!) were a delight in the finale. And in the final number 104, everything came to the fore once again: Seriousness and grandeur, bouncy rhythms at brisk but not frantic tempi, baroque austerity, contrapuntal art, exuberant joy in playing.
Die Presse, Walter Weideringer, 20 October 2021

PRESS

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DEUTSCHE KAMMERPHILHARMONIE BREMEN
ELPHILHARMONIE HAMBURG & KONZERTHAUS WIEN RESIDENCIES
October 2021

Haydn: London Symphonies Nos. 94, 99 and 105

At the concert of Paavo Järvi and his Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen with three late Haydn symphonies on Sunday in the Elbphilharmonie, one was a little reminded of the orchestra’s overwhelming Beethoven project a good decade ago. With Beethoven, too, the Kammerphilharmonie had set in motion a completely new dynamic in the interpretation of classical symphonies.

Haydn in particular has to be played as vividly as possible, and deliberately sometimes quite unconventionally, so that the hidden wit of his symphonies comes to the fore. And Paavo Järvi, Artistic Director of the Kammerphilharmonie Bremen for almost two decades, and his orchestra are true masters at this
Hamburger Abendblatt, Helmut Peters, 18 October 2021

The consummate work of Artistic Director Järvi and his joyful orchestra brings out the musical motifs with awe and at the same time irresistible wit … Thus the originality of Haydn’s late symphonies numbers 94, 99 and his final number 104 unfold in all their sophistication, elegance and virtuosity … An evening full of visual and acoustic stimuli that meet Viennese demands and are greeted with bravos and long applause.
Wiener Zeitung, 19 October 2021

Järvi and his musicians have a particular penchant for this – and showed it not only, but also in the minuets, which have long since left the courtly parquet in favour of the bourgeois dance floor. But already in the first movement of the “Paukenschlag-Symphonie” there was a delicious Hmtata, in the underestimated number 99 the soloistic somersaults of the wind instruments (with clarinets!) were a delight in the finale. And in the final number 104, everything came to the fore once again: Seriousness and grandeur, bouncy rhythms at brisk but not frantic tempi, baroque austerity, contrapuntal art, exuberant joy in playing.
Die Presse, Walter Weideringer, 20 October 2021

RECORDINGS & VIDEOS

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BIOGRAPHY

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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 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.

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BIOGRAPHY

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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 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.

» Read full biography