“The week-long music festival run by Paavo Järvi in the idyllic seaside town of Pärnu is a symbol of its country’s highest cultural ties with the best of the rest of Europe.”
David Nice (The Arts Desk)

“What started as a family reunion has since developed into an established festival with international guests as well as an Academy with young musicians from around the world..... The brilliant Festival Orchestra mixes international musicians with Estonians who make up the majority of the ensemble. That such a small country can bring together both such a high
quantity and quality of musicians is extremely impressive.” 
Regine Müller (SWR Radio, Germany)

"The rich choice and very high standard signals Pärnu as one of the few summer festivals of real quality."
Nicola Cattò (Musica, Italy)

Pärnu – the summer capital of Estonia
The festival is held in a beautiful city with rich history, beautiful old town and famous sandy beach.
Pärnu Music Festival programme
August 10–17 in Pärnu, Estonia.
Pärnu Music festival is celebrating the 80th birthday of Maestro Neeme Järvi.
“There isn’t a hint of a hothouse environment on stage – these are simply musicians having the time of their lives."
BBC Music Magazine