First Official Album Release: Baltic Sea Voyage by Kristjan Järvi and BYP

On 6 April 2015 the first official Album of the Baltic Sea Youth Philharmonic under the baton of its Founding Conductor and Music Director, Kristjan Järvi will be released: ‘Baltic Sea Voyage’ is the next instalment in the Kristjan Järvi Sound Project recording series on Naïve Classique. Conceived by Estonian-American Kristjan Järvi and performed by the Baltic Sea Youth Philharmonic (BYP) – the orchestra the Usedom Music Festival and Nord Stream AG, the gas pipeline operator founded in 2008 – the album celebrates the rich musical landscape of the Baltic Sea region.

Featuring a work from each country, listeners can journey from the deep spirituality of Grieg, Sibelius and Pärt and the Nordic mythology of Wagner’s Ring, to the folkloric drive of Stravinsky and Kilar, and finally to the pop culture-inspired works of living composers Kalninš and Gelgotas. The entire ‘Baltic Sea Voyage’ will be performed at BYPs debut concert in Paris on 31 March 2015, too.

The album is available in selected music stores or for download on iTunes from 6 April 2015 (Naïve Classique V5407).