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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Mälkki can invest anything she touches with persuasive grandeur ...

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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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[…]

Concerts with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Susanna Mälkki leads two concerts this spring with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, hosted on April 27 & 28 at the Berwaldhallen. The programme includes Unsuk Chin’s Clarinet Concerto, with soloist Kari Kriikku, who originally premiered the work,[…]

Great Performances at the Met: L’Amour de Loin

The archived HD capture of Kaija Saariaho’s L’Amour de Loin from The Metropolitan Opera, conducted by Susanna Mälkki in her debut appearance, will air nationwide in the United States via PBS on April 2. Find your local broadcast information here. From Great[…]

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Upcoming Performances

May 4, 5

Gulbenkian Orchestra and Chorus

Grand Auditorium, Lisbon

May 17, 18

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus

Helsinki Music Centre

Soile Isokoski, soprano
Janina Baechle, mezzo-soprano

May 26

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

Helsinki Music Centre

Jeremy Denk, piano

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