NEWS

BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE AWARDS INVITES YOU TO VOTE

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 […]

COMPLETE NIELSEN CYCLE RELEASED ON SONY CLASSICAL

“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 […]

“DRIVEN BY DESIRE”

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 […]

DIAPASON D’Or “ARTISTE DE L’ANNÉE”

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

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.”

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“SENSATIONAL” & “FRUITFUL COLLABORATION”

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 as […]

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CONCERT SEASON

The 2015/16 season opens with Paavo Järvi’s final year as Music Director of the Orchestre de Paris and features a weekend of concerts dedicated to the 80th birthday of Arvo Pärt followed by a European tour with performances in Budapest, Vienna, Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt and Brussels. In October Paavo conducts his first concerts as Chief Conductor of the NHK Symphony Orchestra, returning to Tokyo in December 2015 for their annual Beethoven Symphony No.9 concerts celebrating the New Year. Together with The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, he will conduct the complete cycle of Brahms’ symphonies at Vienna’s Konzerthaus in December, as well as concerts featuring both Brahms and Beethoven on tour in Amsterdam, Paris, Hamburg, Baden-Baden and Berlin. As guest conductor he returns to London to conduct the Philharmonia Orchestra in his critically acclaimed Nielsen Symphony Cycle.

NEXT CONCERTS:

NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo

7th February 2016

NHK Hall
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MAHLER: Kindertotenlieder with Matthias Goerne
BRUCKNER: Symphony No.5 in B-flat major

NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo

12th February 2016

NHK Hall
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BRAHMS: Concerto for violin in D major, Op.77 with Janine Jansen
NIELSEN: Symphony No.5, Op.50

NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo

13th February 2016

NHK Hall
tickets

BRAHMS: Concerto for violin in D major, Op.77 with Janine Jansen
NIELSEN: Symphony No.5, Op.50

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PRESS

“A few years ago The Beethoven cycle hit us like a meteorite: so new, fresh, dramatic, so thoroughly consistent and rhetorically convincing that one could hardly have imagined the symphonies performed otherwise. Following Beethoven and Schumann cycles, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and their chief conductor Paavo Järvi now move their focus to the weightiest of Germans … Everything is alive with this ensemble, both fresh and free  … Transparency instead of foggy pathos”

Der Standard

“Chief Conductor Järvi allowed the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen to shine in Brahms’ first Symphony after the interval … with great ease and good balance. It is a fine and dignified orchestra with a deep string sound which in the Andante seemed to purr like a contented cat.”

NRC Handelsblad

“The bond between Paavo Järvi and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen is inseparable … From the outset, communication between musicians and maestro ran like clockwork …  allowing you to feel a vitality and enthusiasm that many professional orchestras can only dream of … Seldom do you experience an orchestra where there is so much eye contact and laughter. Such enjoyment was clear from the outset of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen’s performance of Brahms’ Symphony No.3 … the freedom with which this orchestra played music is quite unique.”

Die Welt

“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, and the energy currents flow and intensify with each moment. Weariness is not something that this cohesive ensemble know about. They are driven only by their desire to raise our perception of Brahms. And this is what the Bremen musicians precisely achieved in this blazing evening.”

Der Tagesspiegel

“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 as a yardstick, these five years together must have been a very fruitful collaboration: one rarely experiences such an immediate connection between orchestra and conductor, such an extraordinarily attentive presence on both sides so that with economical means an understanding of the most subtle shades is possible.”

Wiener Zeitung

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RECORDINGS

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BIOGRAPHY

October 2015 sees Paavo Järvi conduct his first concerts as Chief Conductor of the NHK Symphony Orchestra, returning to Tokyo in December 2015 for their annual Beethoven Symphony No.9 concerts celebrating the New Year. The next few seasons will see a Richard Strauss focus and Sony Japan will release the first in a series of recordings commencing with Ein Heldenleben and Don Juan. 2015/16 also marks Järvi’s final season as Music Director of Orchestre de Paris with an autumn tour which takes them to Budapest, Vienna, Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt and Brussels and a new Erato recording of symphonic works by Rachmaninov. Highlighting the opening of this final season is a weekend of concerts dedicated to the 80th birthday of Arvo Pärt, which also feature the world première of fellow Estonian composer, Erkki-Sven Tüür’s Sow the Wind. Co-commissioned by Wiener Symphoniker, Järvi will also lead the Austrian première at Vienna’s Konzerthaus in April 2016.

Artistic Director of The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen since 2004, Paavo Järvi and the orchestra ended their 2014/15 season with a Brahms Symphony Cycle at The White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg. They will perform the complete cycle again at Vienna’ Konzerthaus in December 2015, as well as concerts featuring both Brahms and Beethoven on tour in Amsterdam, Paris, Hamburg, Baden-Baden and Berlin.

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