NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo

“NHK Symphony Orchestra and Paavo Järvi led a high level and exciting performance” (Nihon Keizai)

Contacts

Jasper Parrott +44 (0)20 7229 9166
Rafi Gokay Wol +44 (0)20 3725 9172
Viola Frankenfeld +49 (0)89 6797 10484

Overview

Founded in 1926, the NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo is Japan’s leading orchestra.

Paavo Järvi is NHK Symphony’s current Chief Conductor and the Orchestra has a long history of collaborating with some of the world’s most renowned conductors including, Josef Rosenstock, Herbert von Karajan, Ernest Ansermet, Joseph Keilberth, Lovro von Matačić and Vladimir Ashkenazy.

In recent years, the Orchestra has presented approximately 120 concerts nationwide annually, including 54 subscription concerts which have been relayed to every corner of the country on NHK Television and

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Founded in 1926, the NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo is Japan’s leading orchestra.

Paavo Järvi is NHK Symphony’s current Chief Conductor and the Orchestra has a long history of collaborating with some of the world’s most renowned conductors including, Josef Rosenstock, Herbert von Karajan, Ernest Ansermet, Joseph Keilberth, Lovro von Matačić and Vladimir Ashkenazy.

In recent years, the Orchestra has presented approximately 120 concerts nationwide annually, including 54 subscription concerts which have been relayed to every corner of the country on NHK Television and through FM radio broadcasts. The concerts can also be heard in Europe, the United States and Asia through its international broadcast service. The Orchestra has also won worldwide acclaim for its overseas tours, including its debut at the Salzburger Festspiele in August 2013. 

HarrisonParrott is delighted to work with NHK Symphony on its European tour in 2017, with concerts in Berlin, Luxembourg, Amsterdam, Paris, London, Vienna and Cologne.

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Contacts

Jasper Parrott +44 (0)20 7229 9166
Rafi Gokay Wol +44 (0)20 3725 9172
Viola Frankenfeld +49 (0)89 6797 10484

Reviews

“Shostakovich’s 10th in the second half was performed to perfection” (Radio France, le Club des Critiques, March 2017)

“One is impressed by the extraordinary discipline of the ensemble, section by section, the dazzling reactivity to the imperious gesture of the leader…The concentration of expression, but also of the sound itself, which produces a mattness rarely heard today, where orchestras often aim for brilliance.” (Diapason, March 2017)

“This visit by Tokyo’s NHK Symphony Orchestra and its chief conductor, Paavo Järvi, was a rare UK showcase for an ensemble on bristlingly good form.” (The Guardian, March 2017)

“Shostakovich’s 10th in the second half was performed to perfection” (Radio France, le Club des Critiques, March 2017)

“One is impressed by the extraordinary discipline of the ensemble, section by section, the dazzling reactivity to the imperious gesture of the leader…The concentration of expression, but also of the sound itself, which produces a mattness rarely heard today, where orchestras often aim for brilliance.” (Diapason, March 2017)

“This visit by Tokyo’s NHK Symphony Orchestra and its chief conductor, Paavo Järvi, was a rare UK showcase for an ensemble on bristlingly good form.” (The Guardian, March 2017)

“if the playing was loud, it was also often thrilling: fabulously disciplined, crisp and purposeful, and yet also expressive …” (The Guardian, March 2017)

“This was a Mahler Six in which every detail was clearly etched, every phrase flexible but firm of purpose …  One thing's for sure: none of us will ever hear a Mahler Sixth more confidently or trenchantly executed than this one.” (The Arts Desk, March 2017)

“The abstract poetry hovered almost like cool darkness, in order to tilt into music of anxiety, of merciless density. The brutality of the second movement is completed with great conciseness. In sum, it is an unvarnished performance - with intensity and without sentiment.” (Der Standard, March 2017)

“The strong bond between the orchestra and Paavo Järvi is unmistakable” (The Mainichi Newspaper, February 2016)

“It was a high level and exciting performance, leading to high expectations for the future of NHK Symphony Orchestra’s collaboration with Maestro Paavo.” (Nihon Keizai, February 2015)

“Under the direction of Paavo Järvi, the orchestra may become better than some of the leading European orchestras” (Ongaku Buyo, March 2015)