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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‘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[…]

September Concerts with HPO

This September, Susanna Mälkki will lead two captivating concerts with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra. This will mark Ms. Mälkki’s final season as the chief conductor of the orchestra, a position she has held since 2016. As the first female appointed chief conductor of[…]

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Upcoming Performances

NOV 27, 29
DEC 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 2022

Il Trittico

Gran Teatre del Liceu

Photo: David Ruano

JAN 11, 12, 2023

Münchner Philharmoniker



JAN 20, 2023

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

Helsinki Music Centre

Ossi Tanner, piano
Photo: Maarit Kytöharju

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