Kristjan Järvi

The Estonian Olympic Committee has appointed Kristjan Järvi as ambassador. The Estonian conductor is the first non-athlete to hold a senior position as a standing member.“It is an honour to be part of the Olympic movement in some small way. Music is an inspirational force, it helps people fulfil their potential and in sport this is vital. Every sportsman and woman tends to use music in some way to inspire, whether it is in the gym or prior to them starting a race, so it is a natural step to see how this can be expanded upon,” Järvi said, in a statement.

Kristjan Järvi is the younger son of Neeme Järvi, and the brother of conductor Paavo Järvi and flutist Maarika Järvi. He is the music director of the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Gstaad Festival Orchestra, and the Baltic Sea Youth Philharmonic.

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