Paavo Järvi

Biography

Paavo Järvi was born in Tallinn in 1962, when Estonia was a republic of the Soviet Union. His father, Neeme Järvi, was one of the country’s best-known musicians, conducting the Radio-Television Symphony Orchestra, the State Symphony Orchestra, and the Tallinn Opera. It was with Järvi senior that he discovered the world of music, playing through piano duet arrangements of Haydn symphonies, comparing performances in his father’s impressive record collection, singing under his direction in a children’s choir, and attending his rehearsals. Paavo Järvi began by studying percussion, then went on to conducting.

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