The head of a musical dynasty, Neeme Järvi is one of today's most highly respected maestros. He conducts the world's most prominent orchestras and works alongside soloists of the highest caliber. A prolific recording artist, he has amassed a discography of nearly 500 recordings. Over his long and highly successful career he has held positions with orchestras across the world including Principal Conductor Emeritus of the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Under the leadership of Järvi, 1982-2004, the orchestra made a number of international tours and around a hundred recordings, and established itself as one of the foremost orchestras in Europe. In 1997, the Gothenburg Symphony was appointed as the National Orchestra of Sweden.