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NEWS

MENDELSSOHN SYMPHONY NO.3 WITH TONHALLE-ORCHESTER ZÜRICH

April 5th, 2021|

Watch Paavo Järvi and the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich’s performance of Mendelssohn Symphony No.3 recorded on 19 March at Tonhalle Maag. Mendelssohn is the featured composer of Paavo Järvi’s second season in Zürich and will be the follow up recording project to their currently Tchaikovsky cycle.

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SECOND CD RELEASE IN ZÜRICH TCHAIKOVSKY CYCLE

March 26th, 2021|

On 9 April, Alpha Classics releases the second CD in Paavo Järvi and the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich’s complete Tchaikovsky cycle. Symphonies Nos 2 & 4 were performed and recorded at Tonhalle Maag at the start of Järvi’s first season as Chief Conductor, before corona virus brought the music to a grounding halt.

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THIS FRIDAY’S LIVE CONCERT FROM ZÜRICH CANCELLED

March 23rd, 2021|

The planned livestream of Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream this Friday, March 26, 2021 has sadly had to be cancelled. A person close to the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich has tested positive for Covid-19. There are no further positive cases among the musicians, Paavo Järvi and the management team. However, due to quarantine measures, the orchestra cannot continue this week’s rehearsals and recordings.

NEWS

SECOND CD RELEASE IN ZÜRICH TCHAIKOVSKY CYCLE

On 9 April, Alpha Classics releases the second CD in Paavo Järvi and the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich’s complete Tchaikovsky cycle. Symphonies Nos 2 & 4 were performed and recorded at Tonhalle Maag at the start of Järvi’s first season as Chief Conductor, before corona virus brought the music to a grounding halt.

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THIS FRIDAY’S LIVE CONCERT FROM ZÜRICH CANCELLED

The planned livestream of Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream this Friday, March 26, 2021 has sadly had to be cancelled. A person close to the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich has tested positive for Covid-19. There are no further positive cases among the musicians, Paavo Järvi and the management team. However, due to quarantine measures, the orchestra cannot continue this week’s rehearsals and recordings.

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PÄRNU MUSIC FESTIVAL

The Pärnu Music Festival and Järvi Academy were founded by Paavo Järvi in 2011 together with his father, Neeme, and its family atmosphere envelopes the visiting musicians, students and audience to create a unique summer refuge on the Estonian coast. 2020 celebrates the festival’s 10th anniversary and will run from 16 – 23 July. Programme to be announced.

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PÄRNU MUSIC FESTIVAL

The Pärnu Music Festival and Järvi Academy were founded by Paavo Järvi in 2011 together with his father, Neeme, and its family atmosphere envelopes the visiting musicians, students and audience to create a unique summer refuge on the Estonian coast. 2020 celebrates the festival’s 10th anniversary and will run from 16 – 23 July. Programme to be announced.

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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

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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BERLIN PHILHARMONIC – MARCH 2021

BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No.5 with Igor Levit
PROKOFIEV: Symphony No.6

“…this is a lithe, joyous Beethoven “Emperor” Concerto, only fitfully grandiose when the passing moment requires. The orchestra under Järvi is as supple and winged as Levit in his solo passages, and this is that rare thing, a true concerto partnership.”
The Arts Desk, David Nice, 9 March 2021

“The score [of Prokofiev’s 6th Symphony] not only requires a cohesive orchestra with extraordinary principal players, but also a conductor with a strong hand and a deep understanding of the circumstances in which the work was created. Paavo Järvi rose to the occasion. He did not seek easy effects, but carefully constructed a firm structure, emphasising continuity.”
Bachtrack.com, Edward Sava-Segal, 8 March 2021

“…At the rostrum, Järvi brought out all the symphonism of the ‘Emperor’ Concerto to life, especially in the second idea, and as Levit began playing, all the intimacy of the music emerged – sounding almost aristocratic in his music-making.”
Seenandheard-international.com, Gregor Tassie, 7 March 2021

“A concert in the major and minor of E-flat, Paavo Järvi, wisdom, experience and humanity to the fore, bringing to the mix insightful cameos of relaxed after-dinner conversationalist and urbane historical commentator… This was an epic reading [of Prokofiev Symphony No.6], powerful it its profundity, theatre and tension. Russian novel, torn apart history, games and pranks, sarcasm and ballet all rolled into one intense canvas. The Berliners responded magnificently, gold-plated at every turn, safe in their excellence, safe in the hands of a master conductor. Not a journey I would have wanted to miss.”
Colinscolumn.com, Ates Orga, 8 March 2021

“Paavo Järvi beglückt die Berliner Philharmoniker und uns digitale Zuhörer mit einem unverbindlichen Beethoven. Der tönt flott, beweglich, aufregend, dynamisch wunderbar flexibel und vor allem zackig und schlank. Aber auch leichtgewichtig und nur scheinbar konfrontativ.”
Konzertkritikopernkritikberlin.com, 8 March 2021

PRESS

Press quotes - top image

BERLIN PHILHARMONIC – MARCH 2021

BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No.5 with Igor Levit
PROKOFIEV: Symphony No.6

“…this is a lithe, joyous Beethoven “Emperor” Concerto, only fitfully grandiose when the passing moment requires. The orchestra under Järvi is as supple and winged as Levit in his solo passages, and this is that rare thing, a true concerto partnership.”
The Arts Desk, David Nice, 9 March 2021

“The score [of Prokofiev’s 6th Symphony] not only requires a cohesive orchestra with extraordinary principal players, but also a conductor with a strong hand and a deep understanding of the circumstances in which the work was created. Paavo Järvi rose to the occasion. He did not seek easy effects, but carefully constructed a firm structure, emphasising continuity.”
Bachtrack.com, Edward Sava-Segal, 8 March 2021

“…At the rostrum, Järvi brought out all the symphonism of the ‘Emperor’ Concerto to life, especially in the second idea, and as Levit began playing, all the intimacy of the music emerged – sounding almost aristocratic in his music-making.”
Seenandheard-international.com, Gregor Tassie, 7 March 2021

“A concert in the major and minor of E-flat, Paavo Järvi, wisdom, experience and humanity to the fore, bringing to the mix insightful cameos of relaxed after-dinner conversationalist and urbane historical commentator… This was an epic reading [of Prokofiev Symphony No.6], powerful it its profundity, theatre and tension. Russian novel, torn apart history, games and pranks, sarcasm and ballet all rolled into one intense canvas. The Berliners responded magnificently, gold-plated at every turn, safe in their excellence, safe in the hands of a master conductor. Not a journey I would have wanted to miss.”
Colinscolumn.com, Ates Orga, 8 March 2021

“Paavo Järvi beglückt die Berliner Philharmoniker und uns digitale Zuhörer mit einem unverbindlichen Beethoven. Der tönt flott, beweglich, aufregend, dynamisch wunderbar flexibel und vor allem zackig und schlank. Aber auch leichtgewichtig und nur scheinbar konfrontativ.”
Konzertkritikopernkritikberlin.com, 8 March 2021

RECORDINGS & VIDEOS

RECORDINGS & VIDEOS

BIOGRAPHY

Estonian Grammy Award-winning conductor Paavo Järvi is widely recognised as the musicians’ musician, enjoying close partnerships with the finest orchestras around the world. He serves as Chief Conductor of the Tonhalle Orchester-Zürich and the NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo, and Artistic Director of Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and the Estonian Festival Orchestra, of which he is also Founder. He is Conductor Laureate of the Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Music Director Laureate of Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Artistic Advisor of the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra.

In addition to his permanent positions, Järvi is much in demand as a guest conductor, regularly appearing with the Berliner Philharmoniker, London’s Philharmonia Orchestra, Münchner Philharmoniker, Staatskapelle Dresden and the Orchestre de Paris, where he served as Music Director from 2010 to 2016.

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BIOGRAPHY

Estonian Grammy Award-winning conductor Paavo Järvi is widely recognised as the musicians’ musician, enjoying close partnerships with the finest orchestras around the world. He serves as Chief Conductor of the Tonhalle Orchester-Zürich and the NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo, and Artistic Director of Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and the Estonian Festival Orchestra, of which he is also Founder. He is Conductor Laureate of the Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Music Director Laureate of Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Artistic Advisor of the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra.

In addition to his permanent positions, Järvi is much in demand as a guest conductor, regularly appearing with the Berliner Philharmoniker, London’s Philharmonia Orchestra, Münchner Philharmoniker, Staatskapelle Dresden and the Orchestre de Paris, where he served as Music Director from 2010 to 2016.

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