Kristjan Järvi

Look up America

Kristjan Järvi

Look up America

About the Piece

This spirit of diversity and embrace of all cultural variety in the most harmonic and pure form, is an homage to the spirit of what I see possible for the world, the strength of America and as the hope of our future´s creative inventions.

About Kristjan Järvi

Kristjan Järvi lives and breathes music, using its power to create spaces in which anything is possible. Kristjan Järvi pursues his pioneering ideas as a conductor, producer, composer and arranger. Embracing everything with creative entrepreneurship. he runs his own production company Sunbeam Productions.

‘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 by founding the international Baltic Sea Philharmonicn, the Nordic Pulse Ensemble and co-founding the New York-based classical- hip-hop-jazz group Absolute Ensemble. Taking his artistic take on life to the next level with the Sunbeam production and tours, Järvi continues to pave the way to a whole new sound experience. At the end of 2020 Kristjan founded his own label: “nEscapes”. A label that besides online music distribution offer its own unique “nEscapes Lounges” as its escapes spaces.

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-Orchestred” Documentary on Amazon Prime at the moment.

Kristjan is exclusively signed as a composer and producer with BMG Music under its label “Modern Recordings”. His latest album is called: Nordic Escapes

Photo Credit: Siiri Kumari

About Discovery Composers

As the artistic director of Center for Musical Excellence, I am always on the look out for new and undiscovered talents.  They come to me, sometimes, by my colleagues’ recommendations and other times through young artists’ own research about our organization.  Tyson Davis and Andrew Bambridge are currently on our roster of CME Young Artists, whom we mentor.  Patricio Molina is a CME alumnus. Theo Chandler, Ji-Young Ko, and Daniel Newman-Lessler applied for our Grant program, and I got to know their work through that process. I decide on young artists when I notice a deep passion and drive within them, plus a certain kind of sparkle in the personality and lots of humility.  In addition to musical talents, I believe these are the qualities that will take the young artists far.  CME’s motto is "Moving Musicians Forward".  I’ve chosen our Discovery Composers based on these qualities,  whom we felt we could easily move forward.

- Min Kwon