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ESTONIAN PREMIERES CHOSEN AS GRAMOPHONE EDITOR’S CHOICE – “FAVOURITE ALBUMS OF THE YEAR”

December 22nd, 2022|

In Gramophone Magazine’s traditional end of year round, Paavo Järvi and the the EFO’s recording of Estonian Premieres has been chosen by Editor in Chief, James Jolly, as one of his favourite albums of the year.

“What all the works on this album share is a wonderful way of colouring with the orchestra” says James Jolly on the Gramophone podcast. “There are some absolutely gorgeous sounds … It also shows off Paavo’s orchestra. This is one of those orchestras that comes together once a year and there are players from the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich and the Berliner Philharmoniker. It’s really a super orchestra and they play gloriously …”

Listen to the full Editor’s Choice podcast here

PAAVO JÄRVI EXTENDS CONTRACT WITH TONHALLE-ORCHESTER ZÜRICH TO 2029

December 7th, 2022|

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.

“I am honored and excited to continue my work with the wonderful musicians of the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich” said Paavo Järvi. “I am very committed to the orchestra and its future, and feel privileged to work with such a great team, both on stage and behind the scenes.”

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HAYDN LONDON SYMPHONIES – “A NEW DYNAMIC” WITH THE DEUTSCHE KAMMERPHILHARMONIE BREMEN

November 26th, 2022|

Paavo Järvi and The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen reunite this week for performances and recordings of their latest project – the Haydn ‘London Symphonies’. Following performances in Bremen (25 November), Hamburg Elbphilharmonie (30 November) and Vienna Konzertahus (3 and 4 December), they head for Japan for two performances in Tokyo (8 and 9 December) and then on to South Korea for concerts in Seoul (11 and 15 December), Yongin (12 December) and Gyeonggi (13 December). Sony Red Seal releases Volume 1 in Japan to coincide with the tour and the first international CD release will follow in Spring 2023.

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ADAMS FROM ZÜRICH “THE NEW BENCHMARK ON RECORD”

November 25th, 2022|

”You never quite know what you’ll get on record next from Paavo Järvi” writes Andrew Mellor in Gramophone Magazine, “though there was the slightest clue some John Adams might be on the way given the composer was in residence at the conductor’s Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra for the duration of the 2021‑22 season. That makes this recording a little more than a homage from a distance. Adams was personally involved in its preparation and had recently conducted the orchestra in some of the works included.”

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NEWS

ESTONIAN PREMIERES CHOSEN AS GRAMOPHONE EDITOR’S CHOICE – “FAVOURITE ALBUMS OF THE YEAR”

In Gramophone Magazine’s traditional end of year round, Paavo Järvi and the the EFO’s recording of Estonian Premieres has been chosen by Editor in Chief, James Jolly, as one of his favourite albums of the year.

“What all the works on this album share is a wonderful way of colouring with the orchestra” says James Jolly on the Gramophone podcast. “There are some absolutely gorgeous sounds … It also shows off Paavo’s orchestra. This is one of those orchestras that comes together once a year and there are players from the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich and the Berliner Philharmoniker. It’s really a super orchestra and they play gloriously …”

Listen to the full Editor’s Choice podcast here

PAAVO JÄRVI EXTENDS CONTRACT WITH TONHALLE-ORCHESTER ZÜRICH TO 2029

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.

“I am honored and excited to continue my work with the wonderful musicians of the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich” said Paavo Järvi. “I am very committed to the orchestra and its future, and feel privileged to work with such a great team, both on stage and behind the scenes.”

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HAYDN LONDON SYMPHONIES – “A NEW DYNAMIC” WITH THE DEUTSCHE KAMMERPHILHARMONIE BREMEN

Paavo Järvi and The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen reunite this week for performances and recordings of their latest project – the Haydn ‘London Symphonies’. Following performances in Bremen (25 November), Hamburg Elbphilharmonie (30 November) and Vienna Konzertahus (3 and 4 December), they head for Japan for two performances in Tokyo (8 and 9 December) and then on to South Korea for concerts in Seoul (11 and 15 December), Yongin (12 December) and Gyeonggi (13 December). Sony Red Seal releases Volume 1 in Japan to coincide with the tour and the first international CD release will follow in Spring 2023.

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ADAMS FROM ZÜRICH “THE NEW BENCHMARK ON RECORD”

”You never quite know what you’ll get on record next from Paavo Järvi” writes Andrew Mellor in Gramophone Magazine, “though there was the slightest clue some John Adams might be on the way given the composer was in residence at the conductor’s Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra for the duration of the 2021‑22 season. That makes this recording a little more than a homage from a distance. Adams was personally involved in its preparation and had recently conducted the orchestra in some of the works included.”

(more…)

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CONCERT CALENDAR

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22febSee 'TICKET INFORMATION' (if available)CONCERTGEBOUWORKEST AMSTERDAMLYON AUDITORIUM-ORCHESTRE NATIONAL

25febSee 'TICKET INFORMATION' (if available)NDR ELBPHILHARMONIE ORCHESTERELBPHILHARMONIE

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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).

» Read more about Pärnu Music Festival

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).

» Read more about Pärnu Music Festival

CONDUCTING ACADEMIES

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Paavo Järvi is strongly committed to supporting the next generation of conductors. In addition to the Järvi Academy which is an integral part of the annual Pärnu Music Festival, Paavo Järvi and the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich created a Conductors’ Academy in 2021. Both Academies offer students daily masterclasses and public performances, as well as professional advice and contacts within the business. The prize winner of the Conductors’ Academy – chosen by the Zürich audience – receives an invitation to join the Järvi Academy, enabling them to immediately further their training with Paavo Järvi in Estonia.

For up to date information on future conducting courses visit The Pärnu Music Festival website

CONDUCTING ACADEMIES

academy
Paavo Järvi is strongly committed to supporting the next generation of conductors. In addition to the Järvi Academy which is an integral part of the annual Pärnu Music Festival, Paavo Järvi and the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich created a Conductors’ Academy in 2021. Both Academies offer students daily masterclasses and public performances, as well as professional advice and contacts within the business. The prize winner of the Conductors’ Academy – chosen by the Zürich audience – receives an invitation to join the Järvi Academy, enabling them to immediately further their training with Paavo Järvi in Estonia.

For up to date information on future conducting courses visit The Pärnu Music Festival website

PRESS

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TONHALLE ORCHESTER-ZÜRICH TOUR:
VIENNA MUSIKVEREIN, LUXEMBURG PHILHARMONIE, PARIS PHILHARMONIE, BASEL THEATER
JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2023

BERLIOZ: Harold in Italy
BRAHMS (arr. for orchestra by SCHOENBERG): Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25
Antoine Tamestit, viola

“For his second visit to Paris with the Tonhalle Orchestra of Zurich, Paavo Järvi chose a programme never heard beforein Paris … Conductor and orchestra gave the most beautiful performance that one can remember in concert.”
Diapason, Rémy Louis, 3 February 2023

“Under Paavo Järvi’s wide-ranging and generous leadership, the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich offered a dense, vibrant, fiery performance of Johannes Brahms’ “Fifth Symphony”, making full use of Arnold Schönberg’s masterful orchestration, which is at once fluid, energetic, poetic and sensitive. The Estonian conductor and his Swiss orchestra, bringing together one hundred musicians of twenty different nationalities, seized the vitality and fantasy of the original quartet, right up to the invigorating finale alla zingarese, in which the Zurich orchestra shone brightly … “
Brunoserrou.blogspot, 3 February 2023

“Paavo Järvi conducted with a masterly hand, striving for a wonderful balance between the finest, silvery orchestral sound and fulminant outbursts in both Berlioz and Brahms/Schönberg. What Järvi has shown again and again with the Kammerphilharmonie Bremen in many concerts and recordings now seems to continue with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, of which he has been principal conductor for four seasons, with exciting, extremely dynamic interpretations, sonorous and very colourful music-making and a very clear, audible architecture.
Pizzicato, Alain Steffen, 1 February 2023

“When a conductor who is always on the lookout for the ideal sound meets an orchestra that follows him with devotion in every phase and a virtuoso who takes us to other worlds with the truthfulness of his playing, extraordinary things can happen. This is what happened when Paavo Järvi and “his” Tonhalle-Orchester Zurich guested with violist Antoine Tamestit at the Musikverein in Vienna … No wonder no orchestra will let a conductor like him go.”
★★★★★ Kurier, Susanne Zobl, 31 January 2023

PRESS

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TONHALLE ORCHESTER-ZÜRICH TOUR:
VIENNA MUSIKVEREIN, LUXEMBURG PHILHARMONIE, PARIS PHILHARMONIE, BASEL THEATER
JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2023

BERLIOZ: Harold in Italy
BRAHMS (arr. for orchestra by SCHOENBERG): Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25
Antoine Tamestit, viola

“For his second visit to Paris with the Tonhalle Orchestra of Zurich, Paavo Järvi chose a programme never heard beforein Paris … Conductor and orchestra gave the most beautiful performance that one can remember in concert.”
Diapason, Rémy Louis, 3 February 2023

“Under Paavo Järvi’s wide-ranging and generous leadership, the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich offered a dense, vibrant, fiery performance of Johannes Brahms’ “Fifth Symphony”, making full use of Arnold Schönberg’s masterful orchestration, which is at once fluid, energetic, poetic and sensitive. The Estonian conductor and his Swiss orchestra, bringing together one hundred musicians of twenty different nationalities, seized the vitality and fantasy of the original quartet, right up to the invigorating finale alla zingarese, in which the Zurich orchestra shone brightly … “
Brunoserrou.blogspot, 3 February 2023

“Paavo Järvi conducted with a masterly hand, striving for a wonderful balance between the finest, silvery orchestral sound and fulminant outbursts in both Berlioz and Brahms/Schönberg. What Järvi has shown again and again with the Kammerphilharmonie Bremen in many concerts and recordings now seems to continue with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, of which he has been principal conductor for four seasons, with exciting, extremely dynamic interpretations, sonorous and very colourful music-making and a very clear, audible architecture.
Pizzicato, Alain Steffen, 1 February 2023

“When a conductor who is always on the lookout for the ideal sound meets an orchestra that follows him with devotion in every phase and a virtuoso who takes us to other worlds with the truthfulness of his playing, extraordinary things can happen. This is what happened when Paavo Järvi and “his” Tonhalle-Orchester Zurich guested with violist Antoine Tamestit at the Musikverein in Vienna … No wonder no orchestra will let a conductor like him go.”
★★★★★ Kurier, Susanne Zobl, 31 January 2023

RECORDINGS & VIDEOS

RECORDINGS & VIDEOS

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

Biography Header

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