The Estonian-born conductor Kristjan Järvi has forged a special connection with audiences across the globe. Renowned as one of the best communicators on the international stage, he has been hailed by The New York Times as ‘a kinetic force on the podium, like Leonard Bernstein reborn’. In his capacity as Chief Conductor and Music Director of both the Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich, Vienna, with which he has toured the UK, Spain, Germany, Japan and the Baltic countries, and New York’s celebrated Absolute Ensemble, which he founded, he is well known for his musical insight into repertoire ranging from the classical period to the twenty-first century. His flair for imaginative programming is reflected in his appointment as Artistic Adviser to the Kammerorchester Basel. In high demand among the top orchestras of the world, including the Staatskapelle Dresden, BBC Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra and Orchestre national de France, Kristjan Järvi maintains regular relationships with the London Symphony Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, NDR Radiophilharmonie and Royal Scottish National Orchestra.