Paavo Järvi – Music Director

«What music is capable of as art is subtle, but powerful. It touches our psyche, our whole being. This has to do with beauty and a shared experience. It touches the most human aspect in all of us – in a world of efficiency, productivity and structures that demand a great deal of us. We must create a counterbalance in this world, which we should encounter with humanity – with music, for example.»

Paavo Järvi studied percussion and conducting in his hometown Tallinn when Estonia was still part of the Soviet Union. However, his path out into the world was already mapped out. His father, Neeme Järvi, who is also a conductor, emigrated with his entire family to the United States in 1980.

Paavo Järvi continued his studies in Los Angeles, where his teachers included Leonard Bernstein. In 2001 he became Music Director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; to this day, he maintains links with the ensemble as Music Director Laureate. Cincinnati was the first of several important international postings: the United States were followed by Germany, France and Japan.

Just as he remains linked with these orchestras, he also cultivates connections with his homeland by supporting and promoting Estonian composers. In 2011, together with his father, he founded the Pärnu Music Festival and the Järvi Academy. The Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich maintains direct links with the Pärnu Music Festival through its Conductors’ Academy.

The new stimuli that Paavo Järvi has brought to Zurich are documented by his first joint recording projects with the ensemble.

Paavo Järvi, Music Director Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich (Foto: Alberto Venzago)
Baubesichtigung, Paavo Järvi vor der Bauabschrankung (Foto: Alberto Venzago)
Baustellenbesichtigung, Paavo Järvi (Foto: Alberto Venzago)
(Foto: Alberto Venzago)
Antrittskonzert Paavo Järvi 2019 (Foto:Gaëtan Bally)

In addition …

  • He works as a guest conductor with orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, the Philharmonia Orchestra London, the Staatskapelle Dresden and the New York Philharmonic.
  • He has been Chief Conductor of the NHK Symphony Orchestra (Tokyo) since 2015.
  • He is Artistic Director of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen.
  • He was Chief Conductor and Music Director of the Orchestre de Paris until 2016.
  • He is Conductor Laureate of the Frankfurt Radio Symphony and Music Director Laureate of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
  • He won an award for his interpretations of Beethoven in 2010, and the Opus Klassik Award as Conductor of the Year in 2019.
January 2021
13.
Wed
19H30
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director , Klaidi Sahatçi Violine , Julia Becker Violine , Chen Reiss Sopran , Marie Henriette Reinhold Sopran , Patrick Grahl Tenor , Zürcher Sing-Akademie, Florian Helgath Einstudierung Pärt, Mendelssohn Bartholdy
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Thu
19H30
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director , Klaidi Sahatçi Violine , Julia Becker Violine , Chen Reiss Sopran , Marie Henriette Reinhold Sopran , Patrick Grahl Tenor , Zürcher Sing-Akademie, Florian Helgath Einstudierung Pärt, Mendelssohn Bartholdy
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Fri
19H30
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director , Klaidi Sahatçi Violine , Julia Becker Violine , Chen Reiss Sopran , Marie Henriette Reinhold Sopran , Patrick Grahl Tenor , Zürcher Sing-Akademie, Florian Helgath Einstudierung Pärt, Mendelssohn Bartholdy
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Wed
19H30
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director , Katia & Marielle Labèque Klavierduo – Im Fokus Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Poulenc, Mendelssohn Bartholdy
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Thu
19H30
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director , Katia & Marielle Labèque Klavierduo – Im Fokus Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Poulenc, Mendelssohn Bartholdy
March 2021
10.
Wed
19H30
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director , Ksenija Sidorova Akkordeon Tschaikowsky, Tüür, Tschaikowsky
11.
Thu
19H30
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director , Ksenija Sidorova Akkordeon Tschaikowsky, Tüür, Tschaikowsky
12.
Fri
19H30
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director , Ksenija Sidorova Akkordeon Tschaikowsky, Tüür, Tschaikowsky
19.
Fri
19H30
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director , Kian Soltani Violoncello Pärt, Schumann, Tschaikowsky
20.
Sat
18H30
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director , Frank Peter Zimmermann Violine Pärt, Schumann, Tschaikowsky
21.
Sun
17H
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director , Fazıl Say Klavier Pärt, Schumann, Tschaikowsky
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Tue
19H30
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director , Fazıl Say Klavier Pärt, Schumann, Tschaikowsky
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Wed
19H30
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director , Kian Soltani Violoncello Pärt, Schumann, Tschaikowsky
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Thu
19H30
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director , Kian Soltani Violoncello Pärt, Schumann, Tschaikowsky
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Fri
00H
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director Tschaikowsky
26.
Fri
19H30
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director , Frank Peter Zimmermann Violine Pärt, Schumann, Tschaikowsky
May 2021
10.
Mon
09H30
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director
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Mon
13H45
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director
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Tue
10H
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director
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Tue
13H45
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director
12.
Wed
19H30
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director , Michael Reid Klarinette , Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer der Conductors`Academy , Annelis Berger Moderation Mozart, Strawinsky, Debussy, Brahms, Enescu, Strauss (Sohn)
26.
Wed
19H30
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director , Olli Mustonen Klavier – Im Fokus, Giulia Semenzato Sopran , Sophia Burgos Sopran , Frauenchor der Zürcher Sing-Akademie, NN Einstudierung Bartók, Mendelssohn Bartholdy
27.
Thu
19H30
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director , Olli Mustonen Klavier – Im Fokus, Giulia Semenzato Sopran , Sophia Burgos Sopran , Frauenchor der Zürcher Sing-Akademie, NN Einstudierung Bartók, Mendelssohn Bartholdy
28.
Fri
19H30
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director , Olli Mustonen Klavier – Im Fokus, Giulia Semenzato Sopran , Sophia Burgos Sopran , Frauenchor der Zürcher Sing-Akademie, NN Einstudierung Bartók, Mendelssohn Bartholdy
September 2020
23.
Wed
20H30
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director , Andreas Janke Violine , Lars Vogt Klavier Pärt, Beethoven
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Thu
18H30
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director , Andreas Janke Violine , Lars Vogt Klavier Pärt, Beethoven
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Fri
18H30
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director , Andreas Janke Violine Pärt, Beethoven
October 2020
21.
Wed
19H30
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director , Maria João Pires Klavier Pärt, Chopin, Mozart
AUSVERKAUFT
23.
Fri
19H30
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director , Maria João Pires Klavier Pärt, Chopin, Mozart
AUSVERKAUFT
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Fri
19H30
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director , Leonidas Kavakos Violine Bartók, Schumann
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Sat
18H30
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director , Leonidas Kavakos Violine Bartók, Schumann
November 2020
01.
Sun
17H
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director , Leonidas Kavakos Violine Bartók, Schumann
04.
Wed
19H30
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director , Lisa Batiashvili Violine Szymanowski, Bruckner
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Thu
19H30
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director , Lisa Batiashvili Violine Szymanowski, Bruckner
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Mon
19H30
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director Bruckner
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Sat
19H30
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director , Lisa Batiashvili Violine Szymanowski, Schumann
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Sun
19H30
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director Bruckner
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