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Paavo Järvi named as Conductor of the Year

Opus Klassik Awards announced Paavo Järvi as the Conductor of the Year 2019 for his recording of the complete Sibelius Symphonies with the Orchestre de Paris. Recorded live in concert over a period of four years, the Sibelius cycle was a central project during Paavo Järvi’s tenure as Music Director (2010-2016) of the Orchestre de Paris and the first full Sibelius cycle to be performed and recorded in France.

Paavo Järvi is one of the most sought-after orchestral conductors of our time. This autumn, he looks forward to his first season as Chief Conductor of the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, while continuing to direct the NHK Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo, as well as The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen.

The Opus Klassik Awards (formerly the Echo Klassik Awards) is the set of classical music prizes in Germany. Awards will be presented at the ceremony on October 13 at the Konzerthaus Berlin and live broadcasted on ZDF.

Winners of the Opus Klassik 2019 include Joyce DiDonato as the female singer of the year, Christian Gerhaher as the male singer of the year, Sol Gabetta in the category Instrumentalist of the year (cello), and Jörg Widmann as the composer of the year, among others.

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