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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 (DKAM) since 2004, and as both the founder and Artistic Director of the Estonian Festival Orchestra. He is also Honorary Conductor of the NHK Symphony Orchestra.


In his fourth season as Music Director of Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi embarks on a new Bruckner Cycle and completes the Mendelssohn Cycle, which was the main composer focus of the previous year. He closes the 2022/23 Season with performances and a recording of Beethoven’s Fidelio in a new semi-staged production, directed by Eva Buchmann. Following two successful years of masterclasses in Zürich, Järvi continued his Conductors’ Academy in 2022 and saw the release of a new disc on Alpha Classics, celebrating the 75th birthday of John Adams.

As Artistic Director of DKAM, Järvi has focused on in-depth projects of composers including Beethoven, Schumann and Brahms. In this season, he and DKAM continue with their latest project – Haydn’s London Symphonies – which they perform on tour throughout Europe and Asia.

Järvi concludes each season with a week of performances and conducting masterclasses at the Pärnu Music Festival in Estonia, which he founded in 2011. In 2019 Paavo was named Conductor of the Year by Germany’s Opus Klassik and received the 2019 Rheingau Music Prize.