Grammy award winning Paavo Järvi is now in his second season as Music Director of the Orchestre de Paris, a contract which has already been extended until the end of the 2015/16 season. This season sees him touring to Asia with the orchestra with performances in Tokyo, Yokohama, Fukuoka and Miyazaki as well as Beijing and Seoul. He has has been awarded the Chevalier de L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by Frédéric Mitterrand for his outstanding contribution to Music in France.
In the 2011 season Paavo Järvi completed a highly successful tenure as Music Director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, leaving behind him a legacy of extensive touring and a discography of sixteen CDs for Telarc. In recognition of his work for the orchestra, he has been appointed Music Director Laureate.
As Music Director of Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Paavo Järvi has appeared with the orchestra in China, Taiwan and Japan, and at major European Festivals such as the BBC Proms, the Rheingau Musik Festival and the Robeco Summer series in Amsterdam's Concertgebouw. He and the orchestra are currently in the process of recording all of the Bruckner symphonies for Sony, as well as a cycle of Nielsen symphonies.
Paavo Järvi has been the Artistic Director of Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen since 2004 and has received the highest public and critical acclaim for his concerts and recordings of Beethoven's Symphonies, all of which have now been released on Sony. He received the 2010 ECHO Klassik Conductor of the Year Award for Symphonies Nos. 2 & 6; Symphonies Nos. 3 & 8 and won the prestigious Annual German Record Critics' Prize for 2007. They have now performed the complete Beethoven Symphonies cycle at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Beethovenhalle Bonn, Salzburg Festival and at the Warsaw Easter Festival. The orchestra are now embarking on a similar path with the complete Schumann symphonies.
Since the start of his career, Järvi has made it a priority to champion works by contemporary Estonian composers including Arvo Pärt, Erkki-Sven Tüür, Lepo Sumera and Eduard Tubin. He is also Artistic Adviser to the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and Järvi Summer Festival in Pärnu.
As a guest conductor, he regularly performs with orchestras such as the Royal Concertgebouw and Philharmonia orchestras, Wiener and Berliner Philharmoniker, Dresden Staatskapelle, New York Philharmonic, The Cleveland and Chicago Symphony orchestras.
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