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 ...

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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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Dvořák with the LA Phil

Susanna Mälkki leads the LA Phil in Antonin Dvořák’s Slavonic Dances, Op. 46 on March 23, 24, and 25. This collection of eight orchestral pieces was composed in 1878 and is inspired by traditional Slavic folk music, with each short composition named after a different[…]

Pelléas et Mélisande’ in Paris

On March 3 and 5, Susanna Mälkki leads the Orchestre National de France in two concert performances of Claude Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande at the Maison de la Radio et de la Musique in Paris. The incredible cast will feature Ben Bliss as Pelléas, Antoinette Dennefeld as[…]

Bartók Album featured on the American Record Guide for 2022

The American Record Guide, established in 1935, is America’s longest-running classical music review magazine. Susanna Mälkki’s recent Bartók recording was featured in their 2022 issue as a Critic’s Choice pick.

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Upcoming Performances

MAR 23, 24, 25, 2023

LA Philharmonic

Walt Disney Concert Hall

Los Angeles, CA

MAR 29, 30, 31, 2023

New York Philharmonic

David Geffen Hall

Claire Chase, flute
esperanza spalding,
jazz bassist and singer
Photo of Felipe Lara by Rolex/Hugo Glendinning

APR 17, 20, 26
MAY 1, 4, 2023


Royal Opera House
Photo: Jean-Louis Fernandez


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