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Paavo Järvi

Paavo Järvi

Estonian Grammy Award-winning conductor Paavo Järvi is widely recognised as one of today’s most eminent conductors, enjoying close partnerships with the finest orchestras around the world. He serves as Chief Conductor of the Tonhalle Orchester-Zürich, as the long-standing Artistic Director of The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen since 2004, and as both the founder and Artistic Director of the Estonian Festival Orchestra.


Following a tour to the BBC Proms, Beethovenfest Bonn, Enescu and Prague Dvořák festivals, Järvi opens his fifth season with the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich and a continuation of his Bruckner cycle, including three performances of Symphony no. 9 at the Grosse Tonhalle and album release of Symphony no. 8 on Alpha Classics. Additional highlights in 2023/24 include the beginning of a Mahler cycle and a major tour to South Korea and Japan.


In 2024, Paavo Järvi celebrates his 20th anniversary as Artistic Director of The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, the ensemble with which he has performed and recorded benchmark performances of the complete orchestral works by Beethoven, Schumann and Brahms. With their most recent project dedicated to Haydn’s London Symphonies they play in residency at the Wiener Konzerthaus and on tour in Cologne, Hamburg and Dublin in December, before embarking on a new in-depth focus of Schubert symphonies in 2024.


Each season concludes with a week of performances and conducting masterclasses at the Pärnu Music Festival in Estonia, which Paavo Järvi founded in 2011. The success of both the Festival and its resident ensemble – the Estonian Festival Orchestra – has led to a string of high profile invitations including performances at the Philharmonie Berlin, Wiener Konzerthaus, BBC Proms and Elbphilharmonie Hamburg.