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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2017 International Opera Awards Nomination

Susanna Mälkki has been nominated for a 2017 International Opera Award in the “Conductor” category. Winners will be announced at a special ceremony hosted at London’s Coliseum on May 7; the event is co-presented by the International Opera Awards and BBC Radio[…]

Susanna Mälkki to lead world premiere of Francesconi’s ‘Trompe-la-mort’ at Opéra national de Paris

Susanna Mälkki takes the podium on March 13, 16, 18, 25 & 30 and April 2 & 5 to lead the world premiere of Luca Francesconi’s Trompe-la-mort at the Palais Garnier. The debut staging, directed by Guy Cassiers, features Laurent Naouri in the title role[…]

Conducting Masterclasses in Finland

This summer, Susanna Mälkki hosts Masterclasses as part of Musiikin aika (Time of Music) in Viitasaari, Finland. Participants begin the classes on July 2 and continue through the week, with public concerts on July 8 & 9. Conductors invited to participate will work with[…]

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Upcoming Performances

March 13, 16, 18, 25, 30


Opéra national de Paris

Guy Cassiers, production

April 2, 5


Opéra national de Paris

Guy Cassiers, production

April 6

Orchestre de l’Opéra national de Paris

Palais Garnier

Alisa Weilerstein, cello

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