Kristjan Järvi

Biography

Born: 1972; Tallinn, Estonia  
Kristjan Järvi is the youngest member of the talented Järvi family of musicians, which is headed by world-renowned conductor Neeme Järvi, Kristjan's father. Kristjan's siblings are Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra conductor Paavo Järvi and flutist Maarika Järvi. Kristjan has established quite a successful career as a conductor of classical music in his own right, but, with his Absolute Ensemble, has also delved into other genres of music, including Read more rock.

Kristjan Järvi was born in Tallinn, Estonia, then a part of the Soviet Union. The Järvi family immigrated to the United States in 1980, and Kristjan was raised and educated in Manhattan. He studied piano at the Manhattan School of Music, where his teachers included Nina Svetlanova. Further piano instruction came from master classes he attended at the Salzburg Mozarteum conducted by Tatiana Nikolayeva, and in Israel by Arie Vardi and Viktor Derevyanko.

Järvi's exposure during his youth to various musical styles in New York led to his establishment of the Absolute Ensemble in 1993, an eclectic group since praised for its performances of both Baroque and rock compositions. Based in New York, the ensemble has regularly made tours of the United States and Europe, and received a German Record Critics Award in 2000 for its disc Absolute Mix, issued on the Ccn'c label.

In 1998 Järvi was appointed assistant conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and held the post through 2000. The year he left Los Angeles he was given a principal conducting post in Sweden, at the Norrlands Opera and Symphony Orchestra of Umeå. Meanwhile, he continued concertizing and recording with the Absolute Ensemble, and appeared ubiquitously as guest conductor of numerous orchestras, including those in Gothenburg, Detroit, and Bamberg, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic and Russian National orchestras, the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, and many others. It was with the Tallinn ensemble that Järvi made a recording of flute music with his sister Maarika. The 2001 CD, also on the Ccn'c label, featured works by Peter Vähi and Urmas Sisask.

In 2004 Järvi left his post at Umeå to accept the appointment of principal conductor of the Vienna-based Tonkünstler Orchestra. Absolute Ensemble's 2005 release Arcanum, which contains a selection of chamber and vocal pieces by Messiaen protégée Ezequiel Viñao, has also garnered much praise. Read less

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Biography

Born: 1972; Tallinn, Estonia  
Kristjan Järvi is the youngest member of the talented Järvi family of musicians, which is headed by world-renowned conductor Neeme Järvi, Kristjan's father. Kristjan's siblings are Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra conductor Paavo Järvi and flutist Maarika Järvi. Kristjan has established quite a successful career as a conductor of classical music in his own right, but, with his Absolute Ensemble, has also delved into other genres of music, including Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
I. Allegramente
II. Adagio assai
III. Presto
I. Poco Allegro
II. Chorale and Child
III. Circles
I. Allegro molto appassionato -
II. Andante -
II. Allegretto non troppo - III. Allegro molto vivace
I. quarter note = 78
II. Chaconne: Body Through Which the Dream Flows
III. Toccare
1. Allegro con fermezza
2. Andante sostenuto
3. Allegro vivace
1. Allegro
2. Andante
3. Presto in moto perpetuo
I. Fast, quarter note = c. 192 -
II. Moderate, quarter note = c. 128 -
III. Slow, quarter note = c. 85 - Moderate, quarter note = c. 128 - Slow, quarter note = c. 85 -
IV. Moderate, quarter note = c. 128 -
V. Fast, quarter note = c. 192 -
I. subZERO
II. Sama'i Thaqil
III. ZOOM OUT
I. Andante cantabile - Allegro -
II. Adagio -
III. Allegro
I. Allegro non troppo
II. Scherzo: Allegro non troppo
III. Poco adagio
IV. Poco allegro
I. Toberac
II. Shivaree
III. Charivari (pour Henri Sauguet, au tombeau de Monsieur le Pauvre)
No. 1. golddrachen (gold-dragons)
No. 2. exempel der pyrofilie (an example of pyromanie)
No. 3. die zeit der fliegenden fische (the age of the flying fish)
No. 4. eine laus im uhrgehause (a louse in the watch case)
No. 5. caspar, ein meister (caspar, a master)
No. 6. wer in die holle kommt (he who lands in hell)
No. 7. der graf mit dem einglas (the count with the eyeglass)
No. 8. gewehr bei fuss (present arms)
No. 9. schnorrhabardian
No. 10. wenn du in den prater kommst (if you're going to prater fair)
No. 11. die sintflut (the deluge)
No. 12. mene tekel (the moving hand)
No. 13. fenster ins freie (the window into the open)
Part I: Prologus: Virgil (Aeneid, Book IV, 268)
Part I: Exodus (III: 14)
Part I: Parmenides (fragment 8.5)
Part I: Sequentia I
Part I: I Kings (VIII: 27)
Part I: Plotinus (Ennead V.8.4)
Part I: Sequentia II
Part I: I Corinthians (XIII: 12)
Part I: Parmenides (fragment 9.3)
Part II: Tractus I
Part II: Scotus Erigena (De Divisione Nature, libri V)
Part II: Ecclesiastes (I: 9)
Part II: Tractus II
Part II: Plutarch (The E at Delphi, 18)
Part II: Apocalypsis (X: 6)
Part II: Augustine (De Civitate Dei, XI)
Part II: Exodus (XXIV: 10)
Part II: Epilogus: Angelus Silesius (Cherubinischer Wandersmann, I: 289)
I. subZERO
II. Sama'i Thaqil
III. ZOOM OUT


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