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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 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 […]

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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).

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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-jarvi_and_jean-nouvelPaavo Järvi and Jean Nouvel at the first rehearsal in the new Philharmonie de Paris.

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Following the inaugural concerts of Paris’ new Philharmonie, Paavo Järvi leads the Orchestre de Paris in a tour of Germany in March 2014. Germany features strongly on Järvi’s touring this year with guest conducting performances with the Frankfurt Symphony (4 – 6 February), Munich Philharmonic (18 – 21 April) and Berlin Philharmonic (14 – 16 May). In June he reunites with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen for complete cycles of Brahms’ symphonies in St Petersburg and at the Rheingau Music Festival. Other highlights of the current season include performances with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (27 & 28 February), Vienna Symphony Orchestra (26 – 29 April) and Russian National Orchestra (11 June). Paavo Järvi also returns to London this April to conduct the Philharmonia as part of his two year Nielsen complete symphony cycle and will open the 2015 / 16 season as the incoming Chief Conductor of the NHK Symphony Orchestra.

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What matters most, though, is the concert hall. And from first impressions it seems acoustically marvelous … On Wednesday, in its orchestra-concert configuration, the acoustics were enveloping in the best sense. You never felt swamped with orchestral bigness and brashness; though reverberant, the sound had detail and clarity …

New York Times

“But the €390m question is: what does the hall sound like? …  In short: pretty stunning. I can’t remember a new hall sounding this good or this characterful at its opening, despite the fine-tuning that will no doubt happen over the coming weeks. There is a combination of dazzling clarity and generous depth in the sound that makes the whole range of orchestral possibility feel like a vivid physical presence, from the ethereal delicacies of the all-French programme – the magical flute solo in the Second Suite from Ravel’s Daphnis and Chloé, or the intimate piano solo at the start of the slow movement of Ravel’s G major Concerto, played by Hélène Grimaud – to the huge tuttis, like the end of Daphnis, brilliantly realised by Järvi, or even the noisy note-spinning of the evening’s world premiere, Thierry Escaich’s Concerto for Orchestra. If the other 2,399 seats are as good as the one I was sitting in, I think that the Philharmonie could be one of the most dynamic and exciting places to hear orchestral music in the world – as well as the most fun simply to sit in, thanks to the combination of intimacy and imagination of the interior.”

The Guardian

“… this concert confirmed our first impressions. A warm acoustic, whose beautiful reverb does not harm the legibility of the music … Certain balances will of course be worked on … Meanwhile, what a joy to hear a powerful orchestral tutti resonate without lower saturation and with the comfortable feeling of space.”

Le Monde

“The concert starts with humor: Edgard Varèse’s “Tuning Up” …  First observation: the sound is extemely powerful. The crescendo that ends the piece shakes the spine: and the excitement builds for the 2400 spectators. Renaud Capuçon steps onstage to play Henri Dutilleux’s “Sur le même accord,” for violin and orchestra. The demonstration is made: the powerful sound is also respectful of the solo voice. This popular French violinist offers a deep commitment, a sweet tone and beautiful unity with the Orchestre de Paris conducted by Paavo Järvi. In this hall with its undulating forms,  sound seems to descend like a bird that whirls on stage. And soaring is the theme of this construction which is second to none …”

Le Parisien

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Grammy award winning Paavo Järvi is now in his fifth season as Music Director of the Orchestre de Paris and this January conducts the opening concerts of the new Philharmonie de Paris, where the orchestra will be the main resident ensemble. Following their highly successful residency at Vienna’s Musikverein in May 2014, they continue to appear in major venues across Europe and Asia this season and upcoming recordings including CD releases of music by Dutilleux and Rachmaninov.In 2012/13 Järvi was appointed Commandeur de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture, for his contribution to music in France.

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Artistic Director of The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen since 2004, Paavo Järvi and the orchestra follow their recent Beethoven and Schumann focuses with an exploration of the music of Brahms – which they tour throughout Japan, the Republic of Korea, North America and Europe. Their complete Schumann Symphony recordings were enhanced by a DVD release,Schumann at Pier2, which has received numerous awards including the Gold Remi Award at the WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival 2013 and the Gold Panda Award at the 2013 Sichuan TV Festival.

Järvi’s guest conducting engagements include Berliner Philharmoniker, Staatskapelle Berlin and Wiener Symphoniker. He has embarked upon a Nielsen symphony cycle with the Philharmonia Orchestra and conducted the prestigious 2015 New Year Concert with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra.

As Conductor Laureate of Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, this season Järvi releases the complete Mahler Symphonies with the orchestra on DVD (Unitel). Järvi also holds the position of Music Director Laureate of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and takes up the position of Chief Conductor of the NHK Symphony Orchestra from the 2015/16 season.

Since the start of his career Paavo Järvi has prioritised his support of Estonian composers including Arvo Pärt, Erkki-Sven Tüür, Lepo Sumera and Eduard Tubin. He is currently Artistic Adviser of the Pärnu Festival and Järvi Academy, where he supports young talent through conducting masterclasses. He is also Artistic Adviser of the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and was named Estonian Public Broadcasting’s 2012 Musician of the Year. In January 2013, Järvi was awarded the Order of the White Star by the President of Estonia for his outstanding contribution to Estonian Culture.




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