Paavo Järvi – Music Director

Paavo Järvi has been our Music Director since the 2019/20 season. We find playing under him wonderful, because a special energy is created – and no two concerts are ever alike.

Paavo Järvi studied percussion and conducting in his hometown, Tallin, when Estonia was still part of the Soviet Union. In 1980, the entire family emigrated to the United States, where Paavo Järvi continued his studies in Los Angeles under 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 maintains links with «his» orchestras, Järvi also remains connected with his Estonian homeland, where he supports and promotes Estonian composers. In 2011, together with his father, Neeme Järvi, he founded the Pärnu Music Festival and the Järvi Academy. Paavo Järvi is also a co-founder of Zurich’s Conductors’ Academy, whose winners are also invited to the Järvi Academy.

Paavo Järvi’s influence in Zurich is documented in his first CD recordings made with the orchestra.

«What music is capable of as art is subtle, but powerful. It touches our whole being – 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.»

In addition, Paavo Järvi…

  • works as a guest conductor with orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, the Philharmonia Orchestra London, the Staatskapelle Dresden and the New York Philharmonic
  • has been Chief Conductor of the NHK Symphony Orchestra (Tokyo) since 2015
  • is Artistic Director of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
  • was Chief Conductor and Music Director of the Orchestre de Paris until 2016
  • is Conductor Laureate of the Frankfurt Radio Symphony and Music Director Laureate of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
  • was honoured for his interpretations of Beethoven in 2010 and won the OPUS KLASSIK award for Conductor of the Year in 2019
October 2021
Wed 27. Oct
19.30

Paavo Järvi und Janine Jansen

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director, Janine Jansen Violine Schostakowitsch, Beethoven
Thu 28. Oct
12.15

Orchester-Lunchkonzert mit Paavo Järvi

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director Beethoven
Thu 28. Oct
19.30

Paavo Järvi und Janine Jansen

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director, Janine Jansen Violine Schostakowitsch, Beethoven
Fri 29. Oct
19.30

Paavo Järvi und Janine Jansen

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director, Janine Jansen Violine Schostakowitsch, Beethoven
November
Wed 03. Nov
19.30

Paavo Järvi mit Katia und Marielle Labèque

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director, Katia & Marielle Labèque, Katia Labèque Klavier, Marielle Labèque Klavier Martinů, Brahms
Thu 04. Nov
19.30

Paavo Järvi mit Katia und Marielle Labèque

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director, Katia & Marielle Labèque, Katia Labèque Klavier, Marielle Labèque Klavier Martinů, Brahms
Sat 13. Nov
00.00

Abgesagt: Gastspiel – Kitakyūshū

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director, Midori, Brahms, Beethoven
Sun 14. Nov
00.00

Abgesagt: Gastspiel – Nagoya

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director, Midori, Brahms
Mon 15. Nov
00.00

Abgesagt: Gastspiel – Tokyo

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director Beethoven, Brahms
Tue 16. Nov
00.00

Abgesagt: Gastspiel – Tokyo

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director, Midori, Brahms, Beethoven
Wed 17. Nov
00.00

Abgesagt: Gastspiel – Tokyo

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director, Midori, Brahms
January 2022
Wed 19. Jan
19.30

Paavo Järvi und Vilde Frang – Im Fokus

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director, Vilde Frang Violine Berg, Bruckner
Thu 20. Jan
19.30

Paavo Järvi und Vilde Frang – Im Fokus

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director, Vilde Frang Violine Berg, Bruckner
Fri 21. Jan
19.30

Paavo Järvi und Vilde Frang – Im Fokus

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director, Vilde Frang Violine Berg, Bruckner
Sat 22. Jan
21.30

Dîner Musical

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director, Lisa Larsson Sopran, Sandra Studer Moderation
Wed 26. Jan
19.30

Paavo Järvi und Hélène Grimaud – Im Fokus

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director, Hélène Grimaud Klavier Schumann, Bruckner
Thu 27. Jan
19.30

Paavo Järvi und Hélène Grimaud – Im Fokus

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director, Hélène Grimaud Klavier Schumann, Bruckner
Fri 28. Jan
19.30

Paavo Järvi und Hélène Grimaud – Im Fokus

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director, Hélène Grimaud Klavier Schumann, Bruckner
Sun 30. Jan
00.00

Gastspiel – München

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director, Hélène Grimaud Klavier Schumann, Bruckner
March
Wed 23. Mar
19.30

Paavo Järvi dirigiert John Adams

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director, Leonidas Kavakos Violine Adams, Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Thu 24. Mar
19.30

Paavo Järvi dirigiert John Adams

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director, Leonidas Kavakos Violine Adams, Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Fri 25. Mar
22.00

tonhalleLATE

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director, Leonidas Kavakos Violine, anschliessend Live Act, Visuals und DJ interpretieren klassische Motive neu Adams, Mendelssohn Bartholdy
April
Fri 01. Apr
19.30

Galakonzert Freundeskreis

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director, Joshua Bell Violine Dvořák, Sibelius
Sat 02. Apr
18.30

Paavo Järvi und Joshua Bell

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director, Joshua Bell Violine Dvořák, Sibelius
Sun 03. Apr
17.00

Paavo Järvi und Joshua Bell

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director, Joshua Bell Violine Dvořák, Sibelius
Tue 05. Apr
20.00

Paavo Järvi dirigiert Sibelius

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director Sibelius
Sat 09. Apr
18.30

Abschlusskonzert Conductors’ Academy

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director, Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer der Conductors' Academy Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer der Conductors' Academy
June
Wed 15. Jun
19.30

Paavo Järvi und Igor Levit

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director, Igor Levit Klavier Bernstein, Gershwin, Hindemith
Thu 16. Jun
12.15

Orchester-Lunchkonzert mit Paavo Järvi

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director Bernstein, Hindemith
Thu 16. Jun
19.30

Paavo Järvi und Igor Levit

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director, Igor Levit Klavier Bernstein, Gershwin, Hindemith
Fri 17. Jun
19.30

Paavo Järvi und Igor Levit

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director, Igor Levit Klavier Bernstein, Gershwin, Hindemith
Wed 22. Jun
19.30

Freundeskreis-Konzert «Carmina Burana»

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director, NN Gesangssolisten, Zürcher Sing-Akademie, Florian Helgath Einstudierung, Zürcher Sängerknaben, Konrad von Aarburg Einstudierung, Alphons von Aarburg Einstudierung Orff
Thu 23. Jun
19.30

Freundeskreis-Konzert «Carmina Burana»

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director, NN Gesangssolisten, Zürcher Sing-Akademie, Florian Helgath Einstudierung, Zürcher Sängerknaben, Konrad von Aarburg Einstudierung, Alphons von Aarburg Einstudierung Orff
Sat 25. Jun
20.30

Open Air-Konzert «Carmina Burana»

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director, NN Gesangssolisten, Zürcher Sing-Akademie, Florian Helgath Einstudierung, Zürcher Sängerknaben, Konrad von Aarburg Einstudierung, Alphons von Aarburg Einstudierung Orff
August 2021
Thu 19. Aug
20.00

Gastspiel – Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director, Jan Lisiecki Klavier Schumann, Schubert
Fri 20. Aug
20.00

Gastspiel – Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director, Jan Lisiecki Klavier Schumann, Schubert
Sun 22. Aug
19.30

Gastspiel – Grafenegg Festival

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director, Jan Lisiecki Klavier Schumann, Schubert
Wed 25. Aug
19.30

Gastspiel – Lucerne Festival

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director, Christian Tetzlaff Violine Schumann
September
Wed 15. Sep
19.30

Eröffnungskonzert mit Paavo Järvi

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director, Wiebke Lehmkuhl Alt, Damen der Zürcher Sing-Akademie, Florian Helgath Einstudierung, Zürcher Sängerknaben, Konrad von Aarburg Einstudierung, Alphons von Aarburg Einstudierung Mahler
Thu 16. Sep
19.30

Eröffnungskonzert mit Paavo Järvi

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director, Wiebke Lehmkuhl Alt, Damen der Zürcher Sing-Akademie, Florian Helgath Einstudierung, Zürcher Sängerknaben, Konrad von Aarburg Einstudierung, Alphons von Aarburg Einstudierung Mahler
Sat 18. Sep
19.30

Gastspiel – George Enescu International Festival

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director, Wiebke Lehmkuhl Alt, Corul Filarmonicii George Enescu, Iosif Ion Prunner Einstudierung, Corul De Copii Al Radioteleviziunii Române, Răzvan Rădos Einstudierung Mahler
Sun 19. Sep
19.30

Gastspiel – George Enescu International Festival

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director, Rudolf Buchbinder Klavier Enescu, Beethoven, Schumann
Thu 23. Sep
19.30

Orgeleinweihung mit Christian Schmitt – Im Fokus

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director, Christian Schmitt Orgel Dubugnon, Connesson, Saint-Saëns
Fri 24. Sep
19.30

Orgeleinweihung mit Christian Schmitt – Im Fokus

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director, Christian Schmitt Orgel Dubugnon, Connesson, Saint-Saëns
Sun 26. Sep
18.00

Gastspiel – Festival Septembre Musical

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director, Francesco Piemontesi Klavier Dubugnon, Beethoven, Schumann
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