The 2017/18 season marks Mälkki’s debut year as Principal Guest Conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic – highlights will include orchestral works by Berlioz, Mendelssohn and Strauss. Mälkki also enters her second season as Chief Conductor of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, directing works by Mahler, Bartók and Mozart, among others, as well as a concert tour to Salzburg and Paris with cellist Truls Mørk. In 2017 she concluded her four-year tenure as Principal Guest Conductor of the Gulbenkian Orchestra.

A guest conductor at the highest level worldwide, Mälkki begins the 2017/18 season with a return to the Berliner Philharmoniker (Berliner Festspiele). She recently returned to the San Francisco, The Cleveland, Chicago Symphony and Swedish Radio Symphony orchestras, and in March 2017 made her debut with the London Symphony Orchestra (she returns in April 2018).

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Other forthcoming engagements include returns to the New York Philharmonic and Gothenburg Symphony orchestras, as well as her Czech Philharmonic Orchestra debut. She has previously conducted the New World Symphony, Bayerischer Rundfunk, London Sinfonietta, Oslo Philharmonic and Philadelphia orchestras, BBC Symphony Orchestra (BBC Proms), Chamber Orchestra of Europe and Teatro La Fenice.

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Susanna Mälkki awarded the Nordic Council Music Prize 2017

Norden.org: Her brother, Mikko Mälkki, accepted the prize on her behalf at the award ceremony in Finlandia Hall, Helsinki, on 1 November. The Adjudication Committee wrote: “Susanna Mälkki is a versatile and dedicated maestro of both the classical and contemporary repertoire.[…]

Susanna Mälkki to continue as Chief Conductor of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

Susanna Mälkki will stay on as Chief Conductor of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra. Her three-year contract, which began in autumn 2016, includes a two-year extension option, allowing her to continue in her position as Chief Conductor until spring 2021. Gita Kadambi, General[…]

Two concert series with the Los Angeles Philharmonic

Launching her first season as Principal Guest Conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Susanna Mälkki leads this premiere ensemble in two concert series, the first features a mix of classical and contemporary repertoire. On October 27, 28 & 29 violinist Leila Josefowicz[…]

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Upcoming Performances

November 22, 23

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

Helsinki Music Centre

Matan Porat, piano

December 1

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

Helsinki Music Centre

Krista Kosonen, reciter; Hannu-Pekka Björkman, reciter; Johanna Freundlich, director

January 11, 12, 13

New York Philharmonic

David Geffen Hall

Baiba Skride, violin

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