• Sun. 08.12.
  • 7.30 p.m.
  • Austria
    ·Vienna
    ·Konzerthaus

Works by Brahms and Haydn

Programme

    • Johannes Brahms (1833–1897)
    • Piano concerto No. 2 in B major op. 83
    • Joseph Haydn (1732–1809)
    • Symphony No. 103 in E flat major Hob I:103 ›Paukenwirbel‹

Conductor

Paavo Järvi

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.

Piano

Igor Levit

Described by the New York Times as one of the »most important artists of his generation«, this Russian-born pianist regularly performs with the world’s leading orchestras. He studied the piano in Hanover and was awarded the highest score in the institute’s history. As a multiple award-winning artist, he was named ›Artist of the Year 2020‹ at the Gramophone Classical Music Awards, followed in November 2020 by a nomination for a Grammy in the category ›Best Classical Instrumental Solo‹. His first recording of all the Beethoven piano sonatas, released in 2019, instantly went to Number 1 in the official classical charts.

Igor Levit played his Beethoven piano sonata cycles at the Salzburg Festival, the Lucerne Festival, the Musikfest Berlin, in the Elbphilharmonie and in London’s Wigmore Hall, among others. Additionally, he has regularly given recitals in New York’s Carnegie Hall, in Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and also in Vienna’s Musikverein. Concerts for the coming season are planned across the world in metropolises from Tokyo to Los Angeles. In spring 2021, the Lucerne Festival announced the first of a new piano festival curated by Igor Levit, planned for May 2023.

Igor Levit is also well-known for his political commitment for which he was awarded the 5th International Beethoven Prize in 2019. This outstanding pianist has been working together with The Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen for many years.

Conductor

Paavo Järvi

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.