‘Kristjan Järvi has earned a reputation as one of the canniest, and most innovative, programmers on the classical scene’ (Reuters).
He co-founded the New York-based classical-hip-hop group Absolute Ensemble. Järvi is co-founder and artistic director of the Baltic Sea Philharmonic and is leader of Sunbeam Productions Nordic Pulse Band.
Kristjan Järvi collaborates internationally with outstanding and creative personalities from the art, music and film scene. For example, he composed music for Tom Tykwer’s prestigious series Babylon Berlin, which he recorded with Absolute Ensemble and the MDR Radio Symphony Orchestra.
As a recording artist Järvi has more than 60 albums to his credit, from Hollywood soundtracks such as Cloud Atlas, Sense 8 (both productions of the Wachowski sisters who also made The Matrix), A Hologram for the King (Tom Tykwer) and award-winning albums on Sony Classical and Chandos.
Being a passionate producer, he also arranged and produced albums in the Sunbeam Studios for Max Richter, Robot Koch and many more.
Born in Estonia, Kristjan Järvi emigrated to the United States as a child and grew up in New York City. 2017Kristjan took his center of life from the USA back to the capital of Estonia, Tallinn.