VIDEO: An intimate look at life of classical music’s Paavo Jarvi

  • 2014-10-02
  • TBT staff

A fascinating new documentary film, titled MAESTRO, follows Grammy award-winning Estonian conductor Paavo Jarvi and an array of brilliant classical musicians (pianist Lang Lang, violinists Joshua Bell and Hilary Hahn, among others) over the course of two years as they perform to sold-out halls across the globe.

Paavo Jarvi is a native of Estonia. In January 2013, he was awarded the Order of the White Star by the Estonian president for his outstanding contribution to Estonian culture.

Since the start of his career, Jarvi has prioritized his support of Estonian composers including Arvo Part, Erkki-Sven Tuur, Lepo Sumera and Eduard Tubin.

He is currently artistic adviser of the Parnu Festival and Jarvi Academy, where he supports young talent through conducting master classes. He is also artistic adviser of the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and was named Estonian Public Broadcasting’s 2012 Musician of the Year.

MAESTRO is from a first-time filmmaker and the campaign for the film is built around promoting their Kickstarter. The documentary has already been completed, but the group is turning to crowd-funding in order to get music rights and such so that the film can be released.

They would like the public to become familiar with this film, which takes an intimate, unprecedented glimpse into the life of renowned conductor Jarvi, and a vibrant, contemporary portrait of the world of classical music.

Official synopsis: For a period spanning two years, a film crew follows Grammy award-winning conductor Paavo Jarvi and an array of brilliant musicians as they perform to sold-out halls across the globe. The resulting footage captures the pressures of self-expression, the rush of performance, and above all, the power of a universal language. 

For more information visit MaestroMovie. or visit the Kickstarter page at Kickstarter