Susanna Mälkki is sought-after at the highest level with symphony orchestras and in opera houses worldwide. Currently in her sixth season as Chief Conductor of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, she continues to fascinate audiences with her insightful interpretations, extending the repertory with a fresh and an impressively broad approach to programming. Susanna Mälkki is also Principal Guest Conductor at the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

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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; 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. In the 2021/22 season she makes her debut on the Carnegie Hall stage with the New York Philharmonic.

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World premiere with Esperanza Spalding, Claire Chase, and the HPO

Susanna Mälkki begins the 2021/22 season with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and two legendary soloists from the United States: Esperanza Spalding and Claire Chase. This exciting concert on September 10 will feature the highly anticipated world premiere of Felipe[…]

Upcoming Bartók release with the HPO

Susanna Mälkki’s next album with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra will feature Béla Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra, and Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta. The recording will be released date on October 1, and it will be available on BIS Records. This[…]

Sibelius, Saariaho, and Stravinsky with the London Symphony Orchestra at Festival d’Aix-en-Provence

On July 14, Susanna Mälkki leads the London Symphony Orchestra for her second event at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence with fellow conductor Clément Mao-Takacs. The evening will feature a thrilling program of works by Sibelius, Saariaho, and Stravinsky, with star soloists[…]

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Upcoming Performances

SEP 29, 30, 2021


Helsinki Music Centre


OCT 16, 2021

New World Symphony

The Arsht Center

Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano

OCT 21, 22, 23, 2021

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Verizon Hall

David Kim, violin
Philippe Tondre, oboe

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