Susanna Mälkki is sought-after at the highest level with symphony orchestras and in opera houses worldwide. In her final season as Chief Conductor of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, she concludes a seven-year tenure with a distinctive dynamism and imaginative flair to her programming. In addition to a full season in Finland, she leads the Helsinki orchestra on tour to the prestigious Lucerne and Edinburgh festivals, New York’s Carnegie Hall and Washington’s Kennedy Centre this season.

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

San Francisco Chronicle

Susanna Mälkki appears regularly with top orchestras throughout Europe and North America; 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.

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Ligeti with the Karajan Academy

On May 28, Susanna Mälkki joins forces with Berlin Philharmonic’s Karajan Academy to celebrate the 100th birthday of Hungarian composer György Ligeti. Under Mälkki’s baton, this exceptional tribute showcases Ligeti’s versatile and creative compositions,[…]

Farewell Concerts with HPO

Susanna Mälkki, renowned for her exceptional leadership and visionary programming, is set to grace the stage one last time as Chief Conductor of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra. Marking an unforgettable finale to her remarkable seven-year tenure, Mälkki will captivate[…]

HPO in Washington and New York

Next month, Susanna Mälkki and the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra travel to North America for performances of renowned Finnish orchestral repertoire, with concerts scheduled for May 8 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and May 9 at Carnegie Hall in New York. Known for[…]

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Upcoming Performances

JUN 16, 17, 2023

Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

Charles Bronfman Auditorium
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Tel Aviv

JUN 18, 2023

Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

Rappaport Hall


JUN 20, 2023

Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

Jerusalem Theatre


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