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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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[…]

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[…]

Concert with the London Symphony Orchestra

On Sunday, March 12, Susanna Mälkki will lead the London Symphony Orchestra in a program featuring the Brahms Violin Concerto, with soloist Christian Tetzlaff, and Strauss’ Also sprach Zarathustra. The performance takes place at London’s Barbican Centre; for[…]

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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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