Paavo Järvi Biography (Wikipedia)
Paavo Järvi (born 30 December 1962) is an Estonian-American conductor.
Järvi was born in Tallinn, Estonia, to Liilia Järvi and the Estonian conductor Neeme Järvi. His siblings, Kristjan Järvi and Maarika Järvi, are also musicians. After leaving Estonia, the family settled in the United States. Järvi studied at the Curtis Institute of Music with Max Rudolf and Otto-Werner Mueller, and at the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute with Leonard Bernstein.
From 1994 to 1997, Järvi was principal conductor of the Malmö Symphony Orchestra. From 1995 to 1998, he shared the title of principal conductor of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra with Sir Andrew Davis. Järvi was music director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra from 2001 to 2011. The orchestra made a number of recordings for the Telarc label during Järvi's tenure. In May 2011, he was named the orchestra's Music Director Laureate. Since 2004, he has been the Artistic Director of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, Bremen and an Artistic Advisor to the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra. In 2006, Järvi became the Principal Conductor of the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, and served in the post until 2014. In 2010, he became Music Director of the Orchestre de Paris, concluding his tenure in 2016, the same year in which he was named Artist of the Year by both Gramophone and Diapason magazines. He has also been appointed Commandeur de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture[when?] and was presented the Sibelius Medal for his contribution to bringing greater awareness of the Finnish composer's music to French audiences.[when?] In December 2014, he premiered Karol Beffa's second violin concerto, A Floating World, tribute to Kazuo Ishiguro's novel An Artist of the Floating World.
- Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3 in C minor, 'Organ' - Preview Cliphttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g8lp9.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g8lp9.jpg2013-12-28T15:16:00.000ZListen to an excerpt from Saint-Saëns' Symphony No. 3 in C minor, 'Organ'.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01p1g1x
Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3 in C minor, 'Organ' - Preview Clip
- Britten: Violin Concerto - Preview Cliphttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g8lp9.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g8lp9.jpg2013-12-28T15:12:00.000ZListen to an excerpt from Britten's Violin Concerto.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01p1fzr
Britten: Violin Concerto - Preview Clip
Paavo Järvi Tracks
Past BBC Events
Proms 2018: Prom 42: Grieg's Piano Concerto
Proms 2017: Prom 26: Mozart and Brahms
Proms 2013: Prom 67: Arvo Pärt, Britten, Berlioz & Saint-Saëns
Proms 2010: Prom 14
Proms 2007: Prom 40
Performances & Interviews from Similar Artists
Neptune, the Mystic
Maurice Ravel: Shéhérazade Extract (Prom 48)
Schoenberg: Seht, die Sonne from 'Gurrelieder' (excerpt) (2017)
Simon Rattle: Conductors are 'pure amateurs' compared to football managers
Simon Rattle: "There was nothing I wanted more than to be a drummer"
Mahler: Symphony No 4 in G major – excerpt (2017)
Sir Simon Rattle on orchestras and fine wines
Rattle: Why Messiaen and Bruckner make great bedfellows
"A great composer, an astonishing conductor and a really funny, charming, surprising man"