Berlin, 1 May 2015:
Baltic Sea Youth Philharmonic ‘Live from the Berlin Philharmonie’ to be broadcast on Mezzo TV

Soloists include global stars Valentina Lisitsa and Julia Fischer

Broadcasts start on 6 May 2015 of BYP’s seminal concert from January 2014

Berlin, 1 May 2015. Baltic Sea Youth Philharmonic (BYP)’s seminal concert ‘Live from the Berlin Philharmonie’ from January 2014 will be broadcast on Mezzo TV, the station of reference for classical music around the world. BYP’s Founding Conductor and Music Director, Kristjan Järvi, devised the programme of major works from composers of the Baltic Sea region, from J.S. Bach to Hugo Alfvén. Featuring classical music global stars pianist Valentina Lisitsa and violinist Julia Fischer, the electrifying concert received a rapturous reception: “The music boils and steams like lava, repeatedly heralding the big eruption, until everything ends in a huge burst of sound. The public loved it.” [Der Tagesspiegel]

The concert will be shown several times throughout May and, due to Mezzo’s substantial international network spanning seven time zones, will reach over 16 million households in 39 countries.

BYP’s Paris concert debut to be broadcast in September on Mezzo TV

The May transmission precedes that of a special Kristjan Järvi series of broadcasts in September, which will present key concerts and interviews by the conductor, renowned for his innovative concert programmes and exhilarating live concert experiences. Highlights of the series include the broadcast of Baltic Sea Youth Philharmonic’s concert filmed at Paris’s Théâtre des Champs Elysées in March 2015, where the orchestra presented their renowned programme ‘Baltic Sea Voyage’. The original programme, which celebrates the rich musical landscape of the ten countries bordering the Baltic Sea, was met with substantial critical acclaim. Concert reviews heralded “the programme’s excellent and careful structuring, following hot with cold, energetic with sensual, violent with passionate.” [Bachtrack 4*]

‘Baltic Sea Voyage’ is also available as a studio recording on renowned French record label Naïve Classique as part of the Kristjan Järvi Sound Project recording series.

Unique voice from the North

Founded in 2008 by the Usedom Music Festival and Nord Stream AG, the Baltic Sea Youth Philharmonic features musicians aged 18-28 from, or studying in, the ten countries bordering the Baltic Sea. Retaining national specialities but opening up to international perspective, the musicians share their influence, knowledge and perspective to create a unique voice for the region. More than a youth orchestra, it is a project for cultural and social integration and cooperation to create unity in a historically-divided region. Renowned for their exhilarating live performances, in 2015, under the baton of Kristjan Järvi, the orchestra brings its electrifying concert experience to, among others, audiences in Poland, France, Switzerland, Italy, Denmark, and Germany. In 2015, BYP is supported by Nord Stream AG, operator of the natural gas pipeline through the Baltic Sea, as co-initiator and main sponsor as well as Saipem, one of the global leaders in the engineering & construction and drilling businesses, as sponsor.

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