Kristjan Järvi, Cond. and Chad Hoops, violin – Leipzig Radio Symphony – Radio Orpheus, Moscow –
Over to Leipzig by way of Moscow this week for a performance by the Leipzig Radio Symphony, led by Kristjan Järvi and recorded on October 13, 2013.
The concert opens with Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture – and then the orchestra is joined by American violinist Chad Hoops for a performance of the Adams Violin Concerto. And the concert ends with Beethoven’s Symphony Number 8 and encores by Brahms.
Kristjan Järvi has earned a reputation as one of the canniest, and most innovative, programmers on the classical scene’ (Reuters). As a conductor, he is at home on the big international stages, directing great classics from Wagner to Tchaikovsky and from Steve Reich to Radiohead as well as his original productions without any genre boundaries.
Kristjan Järvi developed his own unique sound with his New York based, classical-hip-hop-jazz group Absolute Ensemble, Baltic Sea Philharmonic, and Sunbeam´s in-house Band ‘Nordic Pulse’. Kristjan shapes his artistic life and takes expression to the next level with his team of ’Sunbeam Productions´’, with whom he creates a new paradigm for multi-sensory performance Xperiences. At the end of 2020 Kristjan founded a new record label: “nEscapes”. Besides online music distribution it offers its own unique “nEscapes Lounges” to artists as a new listening format.
Besides his own productions, Kristjan Järvi collaborates internationally with outstanding artists like director Tom Tykwer (for the soundtrack of Babylon Berlin) and recording artists like MUM, Bryce Dessner (The National), Hauschka, Robot Koch and Max Richter and is staring in the “Bastille Re-Orchestrated” Documentary on Amazon Prime at the moment.
Hoopes is a 2017 recipient of Lincoln Center’s Avery Fischer Career Grant. Former winners include Kirill Gerstein, Yuja Wang, Leila Josefowicz, Joshua Bell and Hilary Hahn.
His debut recording with the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra under Kristjan Järvi featured the Mendelssohn and Adams concertos was released in 2014 on the French label Naïve. The recording was enthusiastically received by both press and public. His recording of Bernstein’s Violin Sonata with pianist Wayne Marshall will be released this autumn.
Enjoy the show.
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