Susanna Mälkki is sought-after at the highest level with symphony orchestras and in opera houses worldwide. She appears regularly with top orchestras throughout Europe and North America; Helsinki Philharmonic, where she is Chief Conductor Emeritus and was Chief Conductor from 2016 until 2023, Los Angeles Philharmonic, where she was Principal Guest Conductor from 2017 until 2022, Philadelphia Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Symphony, London Symphony Orchestra, the Münchner Philharmoniker, Wiener Symphoniker, Bayerischer Rundfunk and the Berliner Philharmoniker. By invitation of Pierre Boulez, Mälkki was also the Music Director of the Ensemble intercontemporain from 2006-2013.

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Equally in demand with major opera houses, past notable appearances include at the Opéra national de Paris, Teatro alla Scala Milan, the Wiener Staatsoper, The Metropolitan Opera, the Gran Teatre del Liceu and The Royal Opera House, London. Operatic titles this season and beyond show Mälkki’s versatility in the artform; Janáček’s The Makropulos Case, Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande, Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress, Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, Beethoven’s Fidelio, Faure’s Penelope and Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde.

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Mahler’s 4th Symphony with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Susanna Mälkki will take the helm of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for three performances scheduled on March 21, 23, and 24, presenting a dynamic mix of classical and contemporary pieces At the core of the program is Gustav Mahler’s famed Fourth Symphony, known for its[…]

Concerts with The Cleveland Orchestra

On February 29, March 1 and 2, The Cleveland Orchestra will be led by Susanna Mälkki, guiding audiences through works by Clara Schumann, Paul Hindemith, and Anton Webern. The concert will feature Clara Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor, performed by pianist Isata[…]

Brahms with the Los Angeles Philharmonic

This February 23, 24, and 25, Susanna Mälkki leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic in a captivating program that pays tribute to the timeless works of Johannes Brahms. Featuring the renowned pianist Daniil Trifonov, Piano Concerto No. 2 is one of Brahms’ most celebrated[…]

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APR 14, 15, 16, 2024

Staatskapelle Dresden

Semperoper Dresden


MAY 2, 3, 2024



Katalin Stefula, flute

MAY 10, 2024

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

Helsinki Music Center

Mitsuko Uchida, piano

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