Founded in 1926, the NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo is Japan’s leading orchestra. Paavo Järvi is NHK Symphony’s Chief Conductor and the orchestra has a long history of collaborating with some of the world’s most renowned conductors including Vladimir Ashkenazy, Herbert Blomstedt, André Previn and Wolfgang Sawallisch.
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 and performs at the most prestigious venues across Europe and the USA.
After seven hugely successful years with Paavo Järvi at the head including two major European tours, countless concerts in Tokyo and numerous other concerts outside Tokyo, Pavvo Järvi passes on the baton to Fabio Luisi from September 2022.