The NHK Symphony Orchestra (based in Tokyo and headed by Chairman Yoshinori) is pleased to announce that it has extended the contractual period of Paavo Järvi’s tenure as Chief Conductor by one year to August 2022.
Since assuming the post in September 2015, Maestro Järvi has presented numerous outstanding performances with the NHK Symphony Orchestra incorporating a wide repertoire unique to him, ranging from Beethoven, Bruckner […]
This November Paavo Järvi reunites with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra for performances both at home in Amsterdam and on tour in Asia. Two sold out performances in the legendary Concertgebouw concert hall with soloist Lang Lang performing Beethoven’s 2nd Piano Concerto precede the tour itself which takes the musicians across Taiwan and Japan. Lang Lang joins Paavo Järvi and the orchestra in Tokyo, Nagoya and […]
The New York Times attests that the violinist Janine Jansen has “a kind of radiant modesty”, and indeed: even in moments of utmost virtuosity, her performances captivate with introspection and substance. This ability is particularly well demonstrated in Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, which, despite its fast yet expressive tempos, is always interspersed with subtle nuances. To bring the concert to a close, Paavo Järvi conducts Robert […]
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“. The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen perform Brahms nowadays exactly to the size that the composer himself […]
Paavo Järvi makes his début as Chief Conductor and Music Director of the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich on 2 October
Next Wednesday, the Estonian conductor Paavo Järvi will be officially taking office as Chief Conductor and Music Director of the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich (TOZ). In his suitcase, he will be bringing sounds from the far North and an ambitious objective: “I intend to position the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich among the world’s best orchestras. Ever since our first encounter I have felt a very strong chemistry and was overwhelmed by the commitment […]
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. “The Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich is now entering an important new chapter in its recording history,” says Artistic […]
The Messiaen album is released on 27 September to coincide with Paavo Järvi’s inauguration concert in Zürich on 2 October. The first season will be devoted to Järvi’s Nordic roots and opens with Sibelius’s Kullervo, to be followed by the complete cycle of Tchaikovsky symphonies, which Alpha Classics will release in March 2021 to accompany the reopening of the mythical Tonhalle after its extensive renovation and where the orchestra makes its home right on the banks of Lake Zürich.