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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January Concerts with Munich Philharmonic

Susanna Mälkki begins her new year by conducting the Munich Philharmonic in two thrilling performances on January 11 and 12. The program includes Anton Webern’s Six Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 6, as well as Richard Strauss’ Concerto for Oboe and Small Orchestra in D[…]

‘Il trittico’ at Gran Teatre del Liceu

This November and December, Susanna Mälkki makes her Gran Teatre del Liceu debut where she will conduct Il trittico, a set of three celebrated one-act operas by Giacomo Puccini.  The masterpiece will be performed in its entirety at this famed Barcelona theater for the first[…]

Kaija Saariaho’s 70th Birthday Concert with HPO

Noted by the New York Times as “Saariaho’s finest interpreter”, Susanna Mälkki will lead a performance celebrating the Finnish composer’s 70th birthday on October 14. The program will include Saariaho’s Verblendungen as well as her Notes on Light which was dedicated[…]

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Upcoming Performances

FEB 3, 2023

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

Helsinki Music Centre

Mahler: Symphony No. 7 "Song of the Night"

FEB 8, 9, 2023

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

Helsinki Music Centre

Katarina Karnéus, mezzo-soprano

MAR 3, 5, 2023

Pelléas et Mélisande in concert

Maison de la Radio et de la Musique


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