48 Hours – The Järvi Family

A film by Isabel Hahn and Holger Preuße, 43 min. WDR/arte 2019

They are three star conductors and come from one family: Paavo, Kristjan and Neeme Järvi. Since 2011 they have been meeting every summer in the small Estonian port town of Pärnu on the Gulf of Riga to give concerts and hold workshops.

This year, the piece “Korale for 80” by Kristjan Järvi is one of the highlights of the Pärnu Music Festival. He composed it for his father Neeme’s 80th birthday. It will be conducted by Kristjan’s brother Paavo Järvi.

The festival in Pärnu also features world-famous artists. This year the exceptional Norwegian cellist Truls Mørk is among them.