The Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich has today announced the appointment of Estonian-born conductor Paavo Järvi as their new Chief Conductor and Music Director - effective from the commencement of the 2019/20 season.
A protege of Leonid Grin, Max Rudolf and Leonard Bernstein, Maestro Järvi has served Principal Conducting positions with the Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris and the NHK Symphony Orchestra.
‘I am extremely honoured to be taking on the role of Music Director of the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich ... an orchestra that has a great history and an outstanding quality of playing …’ Maestro Järvi has said.
‘On the most recent occasion I had the privilege of working with the orchestra, I felt a very strong chemistry with both the musicians and the management and was overwhelmed by their commitment,’ the 54 year old has said.
He will succeed conductor Lionel Bringier - who has served the position since 2014.
Former Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich Chief Conductors include Charles Dutoit, Christoph Eschenbach and David Zinman.