A much sought-after artist on the international conducting circuit, Susanna Mälkki’s versatility and broad repertoire have taken her to symphony and chamber orchestras, contemporary music ensembles and opera houses around the world.

The 2016/17 season marks Mälkki’s debut year as Chief Conductor of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra where highlights of her inaugural season will include such orchestral works as Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique, Mahler’s Symphonies Nos.2 and 6, Debussy’s La Mer and Messiaen’s Turangalîla Symphony.

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San Francisco Chronicle

Mälkki was recently appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, beginning in autumn 2017 and is also Principal Guest Conductor of the Gulbenkian Orchestra. Previously she held the position of Music Director of the Ensemble intercontemporain and Artistic Director of Stavanger Symfoniorkester.

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Conducting Masterclass – Musiikin aika Time of Music

This summer, Susanna Mälkki leads a multi-day masterclass course for Musiikin aika Time of Music in Viitasaari, Finland. Dates for the course take place July 2 through 9, with public concerts on the 8 & 9. The masterclass session is comprised of daily rehearsals with[…]

Concerts in the U.S.

Susanna Mälkki leads two concert series with premiere orchestras this summer in the United States. She leads the San Francisco Symphony on June 9, 10 & 11 with pianist Garrick Ohlsson, in a programme that includes Stravinsky’s Scherzo fantastique, Beethoven Piano[…]

Nordic Council Music Prize 2017 Nomination

Susanna Mälkki has been nominated for a 2017 Nordic Council Music Prize. Ms. Mälkki is one of two nominees from Finland, among an extraordinary list of artists who have all been nominated by national members of the Adjudication Committee. The winner will be announced and the[…]

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Upcoming Performances

July 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Conducting Masterclass

Musiikin aika Time of Music

July 20

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Ravinia Festival Pavilion

Vadim Repin, violin

July 21

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Ravinia Festival Pavilion

Kirill Gerstein, piano

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