Neeme Jarvi

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Birthday
7, 1937
Birthplace
Estonia
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
7, 1937 (age 82)
Birthplace
Estonia

About

Renowned for his principal conductor or music director positions with such major European orchestras as the Gothenburg Symphony, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Estonian National Symphony Orchestr and the Residentie Orchestra of The Hague.

Before Fame

After training at the Leningrad Conservatory, he worked for the Estonian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra and was awarded first place in the 1971 International Conductors Competition.

Trivia

He headed an Estonian music training program known as the Neeme Jarvi Summer Academy. He is also known for his conducting work with the Detroit and New Jersey Symphony Orchestras in the United States.

Family Life

A native of Tallinn, Estonia, he later settled in the United States with his wife, Lillia, and his children Maarika Jarvi (a flautist) and Paavo and Kristjan Jarvi (both conductors).

Associated With

He promoted the work of the Estonian sacred and classical music composer Arvo Part.

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