NHK Symphony Orchestra announced today the appointment of Paavo Järvi as its Chief Conductor from the start of the 2015/16 season.
Paavo Järvi is currently Music Director of the Orchestre de Paris, Music Director of Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Artistic Director of Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and Music Director Laureate of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. He has built up a strong profile in Japan through regular appearances on tour with his own orchestras, most recently in June 2012 with Frankfurt Radio Symphony.
Working regularly with the world’s top orchestras, 2012 has already seen Järvi conduct the Russian National Orchestra and Münchner Philharmoniker. Future guest conducting highlights include concerts with the Berliner Philharmoniker, Staatskapelle Dresden, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and Philharmonia Orchestra.
The three year contract will commence in September 2015. In addition to concerts and broadcasts in Japan, a major international tour is being planned to present the new partnership. Paavo Järvi first conducted the NHK Symphony Orchestra in January 2002 and will next return to the orchestra in February 2015.
Click here to view the announcement on NHK Symphony Orchestra's website