Grammy Award winner Paavo Järvi is one of the most internationally sought-after conductors of our time. Born in Tallinn, Estonia, he studied percussion and conducting at the Tallinn School of Music and continued his studies in the USA at the Curtis Institute of Music and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute with Leonard Bernstein.
Paavo Järvi has been Artistic Director of The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen since 2004, making him the orchestra’s longest-serving principal conductor. Their joint successes with the Beethoven cycle are phenomenal. Among others, Paavo Järvi received the Echo Klassik 2010 Conductor of the Year award for his CD recording of Symphonies No. 2 and No. 6. His following project with The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, the symphonies of Robert Schumann, was as successful as the Beethoven Project. The Japanese Mostly Classics magazine effused: »Järvi’s Schumann is set to go down in Schumann concert history.« Together with The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Paavo Järvi is now working on the Brahms cycle.
Paavo Järvi has been named Artist of the Year by the French magazine Diapason. This was the second major award in 2015 for Paavo Järvi who was also honoured with the same title in September by Gramophone Magazine in London.
Paavo Järvi is also Music Director of the Orchestre de Paris and Artistic Advisor to the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, the Pärnu Festival and the Järvi Academy. Furthermore, he is principal conductor of the NHK Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo. Guest conducting engagements regularly take him to leading orchestras such as the Berlin or Vienna Philharmonic Orchestras, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam as well as American orchestras in New York, Cleveland and Chicago.