NEWS ARCHIVE

FOLLOW THE PÄRNU MUSIC FESTIVAL ONLINE FROM HOME

July 15th, 2020|

The sun is shining and the musicians are gearing up for this year’s Pärnu Music Festival. But for those who are unable to travel to Estonia this summer, the good news is that all main 8 events will be available to watch online. The new streaming platform parnumusicfestival.tv gives access to live concerts and a replay for a further 30 days. Ticket price per concert is 7 euros.

TONHALLE-ORCHESTER ZÜRICH ANNOUNCES 2020/21 SEASON

July 3rd, 2020|

Paavo Järvi’s second season as Music Director of the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich was unveiled this week, with the announcement that Arvo Pärt will be making his contribution to the opening concert on 23 September as the orchestra’s next Creative Chair, with a new version of La Sindone.

PAAVO JÄRVI ANNOUNCES THE PROGRAMME FOR THIS YEAR’S PÄRNU FESTIVAL

June 18th, 2020|

With the good news that the Pärnu Music Festival will go ahead with its 10th anniversary celebrations follows the even better news that 20 international members of the Estonian Festival Orchestra will be able to travel to Pärnu next month to be reunited with their Estonian colleagues for 8 days of sunny music-making on the Baltic coast and a focus on both young and established Estonian talent.

BREMEN BEETHOVEN SYMPHONIES NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE TO WATCH

May 26th, 2020|

Paavo Järvi and The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen’s Beethoven cycle (Symphonies Nos. 3-9) can now be experienced in its entirety as filmed concerts. ›Klassik Cloud‹ presents a different Beethoven symphony every two days up until 8 June, all of which can be viewed for free on the orchestra’s website.

MEETING OF THE MASTERS ONLINE – 4 MAY

May 1st, 2020|

On May 4th Paavo Järvi continues what has now become weekly online masterclasses during lockdown and is this time joined by Robert Green - the bestselling author of books like the 4"8 Laws of Power", “ Mastery", and "The Laws of Human Nature".

SPECIAL EASTER STREAMING OF BRAHMS’S EIN DEUTSCHES REQUIEM TO COINCIDE WITH DVD RELEASE

April 9th, 2020|

On Good Friday, April 10, 1868, Johannes Brahms conducted the world premiere of A German Requiem in Bremen Cathedral. Exactly 150 years later Paavo Järvi and The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen returned to the Cathedral to give a special anniversary performance of the work together with the Latvian State Choir and soloists Valentina Farcas and Matthias Goerne. The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen will offer free streaming of its performance for 48 hours on the orchestra’s website, starting at 10am CET on Good Friday, 10th April 2020. The performance has also been released on a DVD / Blu-Ray.

ERKKI-SVEN TÜÜR “MYTHOS” INTERNATIONAL RELEASE DATE: FRIDAY 13 MARCH

March 14th, 2020|

Paavo Järvi and the Estonian Festival Orchestra celebrate thePaavo 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.60th Birthday of a close friend and colleague

“THE BRAHMS CODE”

October 11th, 2019|

The Brahms interpretations of Paavo Järvi and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen have been receiving the highest public and critical acclaim. “A Brahms revelation“ was the headline in The New Yorker, for DIE ZEIT it’s „a reference recording“ and the Hamburger Abendblatt wrote “the greatest experts on Brahms come from Bremen“.

Olivier Messiaen – first CD release

September 27th, 2019|

Paavo Järvi’s initial appearances with the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich were enthusiastically received and bear witness to a promising, successful partnership. The first recorded testimony of this is a CD featuring both early and late orchestral works by Olivier Messiaen, that is released by Alpha Classics to coincide with next week’s inaugural concerts.

PAAVO JÄRVI NAMED CONDUCTOR OF THE YEAR BY GERMANY’S LEADING “OPUS KLASSIK” AWARDS

September 3rd, 2019|

Paavo Järvi has been named Conductor of the Year by Germany’s leading classical music awards, Opus Klassik, for his recording of the complete Sibelius Symphonies with the Orchestre de Paris. The award ceremony, which takes place at the Berlin Konzerthaus on Sunday 13 October, will be broadcast nationally on ZDF and promoted on the leading streaming service for classical music, Idagio. On announcing the award […]

PAAVO JÄRVI RETURNS TO BERLIN

May 21st, 2019|

Paavo Järvi returns to Berlin this week to conduct the Berlin Philharmonic in 3 concerts (23, 24 and 25 May) with a programme of Bach, Berg and Bruckner. The sold-out concert on 25 May will be broadcast live on the Digital Concert Hall platform.  Meanwhile 5 previous performances that Paavo Järvi conducted with the Berlin Philharmonic are now available to watch on the Digital Concert Hall Archive. […]

PAAVO JÄRVI INTRODUCES THE ESTONIAN FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA TO JAPAN

May 7th, 2019|

The Estonian Festival Orchestra has just returned from Japan where they made their debut tour – their fourth tour in less than two years. With sell-out concerts in Hamamatsu, Fukui, Nagoya, Osaka, Hiroshima and Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, the orchestra was joined on stage by soloist, Midori – who herself made the journey to Estonia last summer to perform with the orchestra at home in Pärnu. And on […]

ZURICH ANNOUNCES ITS FIRST SEASON WITH PAAVO JÄRVI

April 14th, 2019|

Paavo Järvi’s first season with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich will be devoted to his Nordic roots. Estonia, Russia, Finland, Latvia and Sweden are the countries which will be the principal musical destinations of the 2019/20 season which opens on 2 October with Sibelius’ Kullervo, featuring guest artists Johanna Rusanen (Soprano) Ville Rusanen (Baritone) and the Estonian National Choir. The new occupant of the Creative Chair […]

THE RHEINGAU MUSIC PRIZE AWARDED TO THE DEUTSCHE KAMMERPHILHARMONIE BREMEN AND PAAVO JÄRVI

April 14th, 2019|

The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and Paavo Järvi are awarded the Rheingau Music Prize 2019. The award, initiated by the Rheingau Music Festival, will be presented on July 12 on the occasion of Paavo and the orchestra’s concert with Daniel Trifonov at this year’s festival. The prize of € 10,000 will be provided by the Hessian Ministry of Science and the Arts. On announcing the prize […]

“IS THIS THE SAME ORCHESTRA?” ASKS THE NZZ

January 30th, 2019|

Paavo Järvi was back in Switzerland this month performing with the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich and the Neue Zürcher Zeitung asked “Is This the Same Orchestra? … Because suddenly everything is back: the colors, the transparency, the virtuosity of individual desks, the warmth and emotion with simultaneous brilliance of the sound – in one word: the music.” The Tages Anzeiger agreed. commenting “Not yet in office, but […]

PAAVO JÄRVI LAUNCHES 2019 WITH THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC

December 21st, 2018|

Paavo Järvi has stepped in at the last minute to replace Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla for three concerts with the New York Philharmonic on 3, 4 and 5 January. The programme features Dvořák’s Cello Concerto with soloist Gautier Capuçon, Sibelius’ Lemminkäinen and the Maidens of the Island, and Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé Suite No.2

NEW ALBUM RELEASE: COMPLETE SIBELIUS CYCLE

December 21st, 2018|

On 18 January 2019 Sony Classical releases the long awaited box set of the complete Sibelius Symphony cycle with Paavo Järvi and the Orchestre de Paris. Recorded live in concert over a period of four years, this cycle was a central project during Paavo Järvi’s tenure as Music Director (2010-2016) of the orchestra and the first full Sibelius cycle to be performed or recorded in […]

START OF A GOLDEN AGE FOR TONHALLE-ORCHESTER ZÜRICH

November 2nd, 2018|

“Officially, Paavo Järvi’s tenure as Principal Conductor and Music Director of the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich will not commence in less than a year” wrote the Neue Zürcher Zeitung. “But Järvi is already guesting in Zurich in the season 2018/19 with four programs, giving a foretaste of what he hopes to achieve in the future. That’s why the Estonian conductor’s first appearance last wednesday was eagerly awaited, […]

OPUS KLASSIK AWARD FOR BRAHMS SYMPHONY NO.2 & OVERTURES

September 5th, 2018|

Paavo Järvi and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen’s first recording in their complete Brahms Symphony cycle has won Germany’s Opus Klassik Award in the category “Symphonic Recording of the Year (music of the 19th century)”. The Opus Klassik Award is the new award for classical music in Germany (succeeding the former ECHO-Klassik) and the winning discs are selected by a jury of Germany recording industry experts. […]

THE ESTONIAN FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA DEBUTS TO CRITICAL ACCLAIM AT BBC PROMS & ELBPHILHARMONIE

August 18th, 2018|

Photo copyright: Chris Christodoulou/BBC On 13 August – immediately following this year’s Pärnu Music Festival where “unanticipated miracles happen every summer in the quiet paradise of Estonia’s seaside capital” (theartsdesk.com) and “a tranquil bathing place is making a world career” (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung) – Paavo Järvi and the Estonian Festival Orchestra travelled to London to make history with the ensemble’s debut at the BBC Proms. […]

PAAVO JÄRVI CONDUCTS THE BERLIN PHILHARMONIC “EUROPAKONZERT” ON 1ST MAY FROM BAYREUTH

April 30th, 2018|

Paavo Järvi has been invited to conduct the Berlin Philharmonic on 1st May for its prestigious European Concert which this year takes place in the newly reopened Margravial Opera House in Bayreuth, recently declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. The event, which has been celebrated annually since 1991, is an important one in the orchestra’s calendar and is broadcast live on both the Berlin Philharmonic’s […]

PAAVO JÄRVI AND THE ESTONIAN FESTIVAL MAKE HISTORICAL PROMS DEBUT

April 30th, 2018|

On 13 August – immediately following this year’s Pärnu Music Festival – Paavo Järvi and the Estonian Festival Orchestra will travel to London for its Proms debut. Not only will this performance be an important debut for the Estonian Festival Orchestra but it also marks the first occasion that an Estonian Orchestra has ever performed at the Proms and will be broadcast on both BBC […]

150 YEARS BRAHMS REQUIEM IN BREMEN

April 9th, 2018|

On 10 April Paavo Järvi and the The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen will bring the Hanseatic composer Johannes Brahms back “home” to Bremen, with a performance of the German Requiem at the “Bremer Dom”. The special performance takes place exactly 150 years to the day that Brahms himself conducted the world premiere of the Requiem in Bremen’s cathedral. Joining Järvi and The Deutsche Kammerphilhamonie Bremen for […]

ESTONIAN FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA FIRST RECORDING

January 3rd, 2018|

2018 celebrates the 100th anniversary of Estonian Independence and to mark the occasion Paavo Järvi is taking the Estonian Festival Orchestra on its first major European tour in January with concerts in Tallinn, Brussels, Zurich, Cologne, Berlin, Vienna and Luxembourg,  together with soloist, Viktoria Mullova. The orchestra’s debut recording is released simultaneous to the tour on Alpha Classics featuring Shostakovich Symphony No.6 and Sinfonietta, both recorded at […]

GRAMOPHONE FEATURE: “A CONDUCTING DYNASTY”

January 3rd, 2018|

The January 2018 issue of Gramophone celebrates an exceptional conducting dynasty, the Järvi family – Paavo and Kristjan and their father Neeme, who recently celebrated his 80th birthday. Editor-in-Chief James Jolly met with them all to talk about the life of a maestro and the art of recording.

COMPLETE BEETHOVEN CYCLE IN ASIA & FIRST BRAHMS RELEASE WITH DEUTSCHE KAMMERPHILHARMONIE

October 28th, 2017|

Paavo Järvi and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen are currently in Asia where they are performing the complete Beethoven cycle in both Beijing and Shanghai. The international success of their Beethoven cycle in concert and on CD has now been followed with the release of their first recording in the new Brahms cycle on the RCA Red Seal label. An equally resounding success across the globe: […]

LIVE FACEBOOK STREAM TONIGHT FROM STOCKHOLM

August 24th, 2017|

Paavo Järvi and the Estonian Festival Orchestra’s concert at the Baltic Sea Festival in Stockholm tonight will be broadcast live on Swedish Radio and filmed as a live stream on the orchestra’s new facebook. Join Paavo and the EFO live in Stockholm for their last concert of their very first tour. Shostakovich: Symphony No.1 Tüür: Accordion Concerto ‘Prophecy’ with Ksenija Sidorova Sibelius: Symphony No.2 WATCH […]

ESTONIAN FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA ON NORDIC TOUR

August 20th, 2017|

The Estonian Festival Orchestra, created by Paavo Järvi in 2011 for the Pärnu Music Festival, has just embarked on its maiden voyage, a Nordic tour including the closing concert of the Turku Music Festival, as well as concerts at the Tivoli Summer Classical Festival in Copenhagen and The Baltic Sea Festival in Stockholm. Read more at the orchestra’s new website efo.ee

THE LURE OF THE NORTH

August 17th, 2017|

“What is so enchantingly charming and magical about this time forgotten place? The concentration of the musicians who gather around Paavo Järvi is the one thing. And the absolute absence of any pretention” Die Welt “The world-famous Järvi conducting dynasty, hand-crafted musicians, a modern concert hall and the historical buildings are Pärnu’s ingredients for the musical event in the so-called “summer capital of Estonia” … […]

PAAVO JÄRVI NAMED AS CHIEF CONDUCTOR OF TONHALLE-ORCHESTER ZÜRICH FROM 2019/20

May 30th, 2017|

Paavo Järvi has been announced as the new Chief Conductor and Music Director of the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich for a five-year term from the 2019/20 season. On taking up the position Järvi commented “I am extremely honoured to be taking on the role of Music Director of the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich – an orchestra that has a great history and an outstanding quality of playing. On the […]

PAAVO JÄRVI’S DEBUT AT LA SCALA

May 7th, 2017|

Paavo Järvi makes his debut at Teatro della Scala this month, conducting Don Giovanni. The premiere is on 6 May and performances continue until 6 June. During his time at the theatre, Paavo also conducts ballet performances set to music from Ravel and Nikolaj Rimskij-Korsakov from 19 April to 13 May, and on 13, 16 and 18 May he leads the Filarmonica della Scala in […]

BBC RADIO 3 “DISC OF THE WEEK”

March 2nd, 2017|

Ahead of Paavo Järvi and the NHK Symphony Orchestra’s first tour of Europe together, BBC Radio 3 has chosen their new recording of Strauss tone poems as Disc of the Week. Listeners around the world can tune in online to the programme live (Saturday 25 February at 11.45 GMT) or on the BBC iplayer for a week.

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PAAVO JÄRVI BRINGS THE NHK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ON TOUR TO EUROPE AND RELEASES FIRST CD OF STRAUSS TONE POEMS

February 1st, 2017|

Currently in his second season as Chief Conductor of the NHK Symphony Orchestra, Paavo Järvi brings Japan’s leading ensemble on tour to Europe this Spring as a part of the orchestra’s 90th birthday celebrations with concerts at Berlin Philharmonie (28 February), Luxembourg Philharmonie (1 March), Paris Philharmonie (2 March), Amsterdam Concertgebouw (4 March), London Royal Festival Hall (6 March), Vienna Konzerthaus (7 March) and Köln […]

PAAVO JÄRVI ANNOUNCED AS THE WINNER OF TWO RECORD ACADEMY AWARDS IN JAPAN

December 1st, 2016|

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 […]

“PAAVO JÄRVI: MUSICAL AMBASSADOR, CITIZEN OF THE WORLD”

November 3rd, 2016|

Bachtrack.com interviews Paavo Järvi about his work with the NHK Symphony Orchestra and their upcoming European tour. “Where is home for Paavo Järvi? The life of an international conductor consists of airports and hotel-hopping and Järvi’s passport is more well-travelled than most. He has just opened his second season as Chief Conductor of the NHK Symphony Orchestra helping to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Suntory […]

NHK EXTENDS PAAVO JÄRVI’S CONTRACT T0 2021

October 6th, 2016|

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. The NHKSO Chairman, Tamaki Imai commented “Since assuming the position of Chief Conductor in September 2015, Paavo Järvi has been actively presenting concerts with unique programs consisting of not only works by Beethoven, Bruckner and R. […]

PAAVO JÄRVI AND THE MOSTLY MOZART ORCHESTRA: ‘MAGNIFICENT … IN EVERY WAY’

August 11th, 2016|

Following last week’s performance at the Mostly Mozart Festival in New York, the Huffington Post must have written what is every artist’s dream review: “At the close of Friday night’s Mostly Mozart concert in Geffen Hall, Paavo Järvi and the Festival Orchestra brought down the house with Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony—and how many times do you get to say that of anyone these days? You might […]

THEARTSDESK AT THE PÄRNU MUSIC FESTIVAL 2016

August 1st, 2016|

theartsdesk.com: Where would you go to hear the most electrifying and collegial orchestral playing in the world? It used to be Lucerne while Claudio Abbado was alive. Now that the Lucerne Festival Orchestra has become like any classy superband, the answer is Pärnu in the south of Estonia. It’s a modest town of nearly 40,000 inhabitants, but its numbers treble in the summer, with visitors […]

EURONEWS TV SPECIAL FROM THE PÄRNU MUSIC FESTIVAL

July 22nd, 2016|

WATCH: PAAVO JÄRVI – ESTONIA’S “LUCKY MAN”  &  MASTER CLASS AT THE JÄRVI ACADEMY “Being by the shores of the Baltic Sea is special in itself … Such delights are brought together each summer in Pärnu, Estonia’s cultural capital. Thanks to its music festival created in 2010 by its famous conductor Paavo Järvi together with his family; different generations united by the same passion. Pärnu has always […]

“THE ESTONIANS MOVE WESTWARDS”

July 21st, 2016|

Reviewing the Pärnu Music Festival which ended with standing ovations on Sunday night,  the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung writes today “With the Pärnu Music Festival Paavo Järvi creates competiton for Europe and, from 2017, he will start to export a part of it. This is bound to cause a stir on the European festival scene.” The festival, which Paavo Järvi created six years ago in the […]

PARIS FAREWELLS

June 8th, 2016|

As the 2015 / 16 concert season draws to an end so does Paavo Järvi’s highly successful tenure as Music Director of the Orchestre de Paris, a position he has held since 2010/11. His final concert in the Philharmonie will be on 18th June when he conducts Mahler Symphony no.3 featuring Michelle de Young as soloist. The orchestra has just returned from a Swiss tour, […]

FROM PRAGUE TO LONDON & SMETANA TO NIELSEN

May 19th, 2016|

Last week Paavo Järvi had the honour of conducting the Czech Philharmonic in the inaugral concert of the 71st International Prague Spring Festival and tonight he returns to the stage at the Royal Festival Hall to continue his ongoing Nielsen Symphony Cycle with the Philharmonia in London. Tonight’s programme, which features both the Nielsen Clarinet Concerto and Symphony No.3, follows the recent CD release of […]

“UNMISSABLE RELEASE”

March 1st, 2016|

Paavo Järvi’s recording of the Elgar and Walton cello concertos with Steven Isserlis and the Philharmonia has been chosen as Gramophone’s Recording of the Month by Gramophone Magazine. “… With his immaculate technical address and ravishingly songful, mellow tone, (Steven) Isserlis strikes precisely the right balance between classical strength and private introspection, his contribution as full of radiant spontaneity and tumbling fantasy as one could […]

“A SOVERIGN TRUSTEE” TO NIELSEN

February 15th, 2016|

“Järvi represents the role of a sovereign trustee for the art of Carl Nielsen in this symphonic cosmos” writes Der Opernfreund’s in its review of Paavo Järvi’s new Nielsen cycle with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra . Four years in the making and released at the close of the 150th anniversary of Nielsen’s birth, further reviews from Germany follow suit in their praise: “Paavo Järvi […]

THE DEUTSCHE KAMMERPHILHARMONIE BREMEN CHOSEN AS DEUTSCHLANDRADIO KULTUR “ORCHESTRA OF THE YEAR”.

February 8th, 2016|

Deutschlandradio Kultur has chosen the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen as “Orchestra of the year” citing it as “one of the world’s leading orchestras. Since 2004 its Artistic Director has been the Estonian conductor Paavo Järvi. Järvi and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen have had actively widely acclaimed successes with, among other things, their Beethoven project which has included worldwide tours, CD and DVD recordings. Currently, the orchestra […]

BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE AWARDS INVITES YOU TO VOTE

January 13th, 2016|

Paavo Järvi’s recording of the Prokofiev and Shostakovich cello concertos with Steven Isserlis and the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra has been nominated in the concerto category for the 2016 BBC Music Magazine Awards: “Out of over 1,200 recordings reviewed in the magazine during 2015, 21 have been deemed the very finest by our specially assembled jury of critics and magazine editorial staff … Now we need you to help us […]

COMPLETE NIELSEN CYCLE RELEASED ON SONY CLASSICAL

December 17th, 2015|

“A bumper review this week” writes Prestoclassical.co.uk. “Estonian conductor Paavo Järvi’s complete Nielsen symphonies with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, released to mark the 150th anniversary of the composer’s birth. Listening to these has been a mammoth task, but by no means an arduous one … I can’t think of a better navigator than Paavo Järvi to guide the ear through Nielsen’s changing symphonic languages”

“DRIVEN BY DESIRE”

December 2nd, 2015|

Paavo Järvi is reunited with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen this week for the launch of their Brahms cycle. Following their sell out Berlin concert Der Tagesspiegel  rote “When Järvi appeared as a guest conductor with his Orchestre de Paris at the Philharmonie recently he maintained the efficient upper hand as leader. With the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen however there is no music director, simply fellow musicians, […]

DIAPASON D’Or “ARTISTE DE L’ANNÉE”

November 27th, 2015|

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. On learning of the award, he commented “To be honoured by one magazine as their chosen Artist of […]

DER ELEGANTE DIRIGENT

November 27th, 2015|

In his ongoing series “Auktakt” on the Süddeutsche Zeitung website, Harald Eggebrecht pays tribute to Paavo Järvi as “one of the most interesting conductors of our time.” “Paavo Järvi weiß, wie man sich den Musikern elegant und leichtfüßig mitteilt. Er ist einer der interessantesten Dirigenten unserer Zeit.” See the video here

“SENSATIONAL” & “FRUITFUL COLLABORATION”

November 9th, 2015|

Paavo Järvi and the Orchestre de Paris are currently on tour with concerts this week in Essen, Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt and Brussels. These concerts follow their performance this weekend in Vienna which the Wiener Zeitung summarised as “sensational” … “It’s Paavo Järvi’s last season as chief conductor of the Orchestre de Paris and on Saturday they performed together at the Vienna Konzerthaus. Taking this performance […]

JAPAN PREPARES FOR PAAVO’S ARRIVAL

September 29th, 2015|

As Japan prepares for Paavo Järvi’s inauguration as Chief Conductor of the NHK Symphony Orchestra, billboards across Tokyo herald his arrival and Record Geijutsu features him as “Artist of the Month” in their October cover issue. Paavo’s first concert in Tokyo is on October 3rd when he will lead the NHK Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection.” His first recording […]

PAAVO JÄRVI ANNOUNCED AS GRAMOPHONE “ARTIST OF THE YEAR”

September 16th, 2015|

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 stating “One of the most sought-after conductors of today, and one of the most recorded, Paavo Järvi continues the family tradition. An interpreter of imagination who brings something fresh to everything he tackles, he is a musician well worth listening […]

PAAVO JÄRVI AWARDED THE SIBELIUS MEDAL

September 9th, 2015|

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. The Sibelius Medal will be presented to Paavo Järvi in Paris by the Finnish Ambassador to France, Mr. Risto Piipponen, at the opening concert of the new season of the Orchestre de Paris on September 9th, on which […]

DUTILLEUX RECORDING WINS ECHO PREIS

August 28th, 2015|

Paavo Järvi and the Orchestre de Paris’ recording of works by Dutilleux has been voted “Best Contemporary Orchestral Recording (20th and 21st century) by Germany’s prestigious ECHO Klassik Awards in Germany. The programme features three works by the late Henri Dutilleux (1916 – 2013), widely considered the most important French composer of the second half of the 20th century: Sur le même accord “Nocturne for violin and orchestra”, […]

“TOP PLAYERS, GREAT ESTONIANS”

July 29th, 2015|

”Utopian music-making led by the Järvi family in Estonia’s magical summer town” “A guiding principle of the Pärnu Music Festival since its inception five years ago has been to raise the game of young Estonian musicians. In the congenial atmosphere of this old-fashioned summer retreat where the likes of David Oistrakh and Shostakovich came for the nearest thing to western tolerance and understanding in the […]

VOTE FOR PAAVO AS GRAMOPHONE’S “ARTIST OF THE YEAR”

June 18th, 2015|

Paavo Järvi has been nominated for the highly prestigious “Artist of the Year” by the jury of the 2015 Gramophone Awards. Who will win depends on the public’s vote which opened this week and closes on July 31. The winner will be announced at the London ceremony on September 17. To vote for Paavo click here Selected alongside 9 other outstanding musicians who have “enriched […]

SHOSTAKOVICH CANTATA TEXTS

May 26th, 2015|

Following recent coverage of Paavo Järvi’s new release of Shostakovich cantatas, recorded live in Tallinn in 2011, several people have commented on the fact that the original texts are not included in the booklet. The original intention was to include all the texts but they were removed before going to print on the request of the Shostkakovich Estate as they were deemed to be too […]

NEW SHOSTAKOVICH RECORDINGS HIGHLIGHT COMPOSER’S AMBIGUITY

May 12th, 2015|

As the long awaited new recording of Shostakovich Cantatas is released this week on the Warner label, the Wall Street Journal interviews Paavo about his decision to perform and record works written by the composer under Soviet regime pressure. Coinciding with the CD’s release, Paavo is in Germany this week to conduct three concerts with the Berlin Philharmonic (14, 15 and 16 May) featuring works by Shostakovich […]

SHOSTAKOVICH WITH BODYGUARD

April 22nd, 2015|

In an extensive interview with Paavo Järvi published this week, Gramophone Magazine writes “In the current political climate of unease about Russia’s expanisionist intentions, the decision by an Estonian-born (if now American) conductor to make an Erato recording of three Shostakovich patriotic cantatas might seem provocative, and the enterprise was not without its snags.” “Paavo Järvi pays homage to Stalin” read the headlines of Tallinn’s […]

GRAMOPHONE INTERVIEW

April 21st, 2015|

The May issue of Gramophone Magazine features a three page special interview with Paavo and his passion for recording. “At a time when some other conductors seem to be focusing their recording activity on single-composer projects or on big landmark ventures, Järvi is bucking the trend in the catholicity of his tastes and the way in which he views recording as an integral part of […]

“CURIOUS AND INSPIRED”

April 21st, 2015|

Following his success conducting Nielsen in London, Paavo Järvi opened his Munich Philharmonic guest conducting dates this week with the same composer’s overture to the opera “Maskarade”. Reviewing the performance the Süddeutsche Zeitung commented “Even today such an important and original composer as the Dane, Carl Nielsen, receives too little attention on the German concert scene. Some of his symphonies are played, but the comic […]

NIELSEN BROUGHT TO LIFE

April 15th, 2015|

Paavo Järvi returned to London last week to conduct the Philharmonia in the second of four concerts dedicated to the symphonies of Carl Nielsen. The Guardian’s review headline read “Järvi Järvi tames Nielsen’s wild masterpiece. An awesomely executed performance of Nielsen’s fourth symphony sat alongside perfectly pitched Haydn and sparkling Beethoven.” Seen and Heard International wrote “Järvi and the Philharmonia captured the white heat of […]

BRUCKNER 6 TO BE RELEASED IN JAPAN

February 5th, 2015|

The next instalment of the critically acclaimed series of Bruckner Symphonies with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra will be released in Japan on 7 February. Visit Sony Japan for further information

CRIMINALLY UNDERVALUED BEETHOVEN CYCLE

January 28th, 2015|

“We’re overrun with decent, historically informed Beethoven cycles, and one of the very best remains criminally undervalued in the UK.  I’m referring to RCA’s recent set with Paavo Järvi and the Deutsche Kammperhilharmonie.  The individual SACDs can still be found, but they’re not yet available as a cut price box. No matter – they’re essential purchases, even on separate, full price discs. Järvi never disappoints, his […]

NEW RECORDING WITH HILARY HAHN FEATURES IN AMAZON’S TOP CLASSICAL PRE-ORDERS

January 27th, 2015|

Paavo Järvi and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie’s new recording with Hilary Hahn, featuring Mozart Violin Concerto No.5 and Vieuxtemps Concerto No.4 is scheduled for worldwide release on Deutsche Grammophon on 30 March. The album is already available to order on Amazon.com where it currently features as classical music’s second most popular pre-order, two months before release. Hilary Hahn unveiled the album on Facebook featuring the video […]

PARIS PHILHARMONIE OPENING GALA CONCERT ON ARTE

January 16th, 2015|

Watch the complete Paris Philharmonie opening gala concert online at the ARTE WEBSITE. This Sunday (18 January) Arte will also broadcast two additional programmes: a documentary entitled “The Paris Philharmonie: a masterwork by Jean Nouvel” (16.50) followed by highlights of the opening gala concert (16.50).

WILL THE PHILLHARMONIE REVOLUTIONIZE MUSIC IN PARIS?

January 15th, 2015|

Paavo Järvi and the Orchestre de Paris only had access to rehearse in the hall two days’ prior to the opening concert and Jean Nouvel controversially boycotted the event as building work both inside and out is far from complete. Yet despite all the debates, politics and on-going construction work, Paris’ new Philharmonie opened last night to huge success as the first reviews testify: “What […]

PARIS PHILHARMONIE – INAUGRAL CONCERT

January 7th, 2015|

The long awaited new concert hall in Paris, designed by award winning French architect Jean Nouvel, opens on 14 January with three inaugural concerts performed by the Orchestre de Paris and conducted by Paavo Järvi. Following neither the ‘shoebox’ style (as at the Musikverein in Vienna), nor the ‘vineyard’ style (as at the Berlin Philharmonie), the Philharmonie de Paris invents a model all its own, […]

NEW RECORDING – DUTILLEUX

January 6th, 2015|

This recording is the first in a series featuring the Orchestre de Paris and its Music Director Paavo Järvi. The programme offers three works by the late, lamented Henri Dutilleux (1916-2013), widely considered the most important French composer of the second half of the 20th century: Sur le même accord ‘Nocturne for violin and orchestra’, with violinist Christian Tetzlaff, the Symphony No.1 and Métaboles. The […]

“VIBRANT AND COLOURFUL” – GUEST CONDUCTING THE STAATSKAPELLE BERLIN

January 4th, 2015|

Paavo Järvi recently conducted the Staatskapelle Berlin, receiving a glowing review from the Berliner Zeitung. He returns in May to conduct the Berlin Philharmonic in three concerts concerts featuring Schumann’s Overture, Scherzo and Finale in E Major, Prokofiev’s Concerto No. 2 in G minor and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 1 in F minor. The soloist is Yuja Wang. “It really is a bit odd that Paavo […]

DEUTSCHE KAMMERPHILHARMONIC ASIAN TOUR

January 3rd, 2015|

Paavo Järvi has been Artistic Director of The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen since 2004 and, celebrating their 10th anniversary, they have just returned from a triumphant tour in Asia with concerts across Korea and Japan. Following their recent success performing and recording the complete cycle of symphonies by Beethoven and Schumann, this tour was dedicated to Brahms and concluded with four sold out performances at the […]

DEUTSCHE KAMMERPHILHARMONIE BREMEN AWARDED THE WÜRTH PRIZE

January 1st, 2015|

On 29 November the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen was awarded the Würth Prize for Corporate Social Responsibility and the “outstanding regional and youth projects which it has intiatied.” The commitment of the orchestral members was recognized for their ” vibrant introductions to musical life with a future”. The 15,000 euro prize has been awarded to artists, ensembles and projects every year since 1991. Previous winners include […]

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TONHALLE-ORCHESTER ZÜRICH ANNOUNCES 2020/21 SEASON

July 3rd, 2020|

Paavo Järvi’s second season as Music Director of the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich was unveiled this week, with the announcement that Arvo Pärt will be making his contribution to the opening concert on 23 September as the orchestra’s next Creative Chair, with a new version of La Sindone.

PAAVO JÄRVI ANNOUNCES THE PROGRAMME FOR THIS YEAR’S PÄRNU FESTIVAL

June 18th, 2020|

With the good news that the Pärnu Music Festival will go ahead with its 10th anniversary celebrations follows the even better news that 20 international members of the Estonian Festival Orchestra will be able to travel to Pärnu next month to be reunited with their Estonian colleagues for 8 days of sunny music-making on the Baltic coast and a focus on both young and established Estonian talent.