Paavo Järvi

Paavo Järvi was born in Tallinn, Estonia, (30 December 1962) is an Estonian conductor. He has won two Grammies: for his recording of Sibelius’ Cantatas with the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Estonian National Male Choir and Ellerhein Girls Choir; and for Grieg’s Peer Gynt, with the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra. Since the start of his career, Paavo Järvi has prioritised his support of Estonian composers including Arvo Pärt, Erkki-Sven Tüür, Lepo Sumera and Eduard Tubin. He is Artistic Adviser to the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and was named Estonian Public Broadcasting’s 2012 Musician of the Year. In January 2013, Järvi was awarded the Order of the White Star by the President of Estonia for his outstanding contribution to Estonian Culture.