Susanna Mälkki is sought-after at the highest level with symphony orchestras and in opera houses worldwide. She appears regularly with top orchestras throughout Europe and North America; Helsinki Philharmonic, where she is Chief Conductor Emeritus and was Chief Conductor from 2016 until 2023, 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. By invitation of Pierre Boulez, Mälkki was also the Music Director of the Ensemble intercontemporain from 2006-2013.

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Equally in demand with major opera houses, past notable appearances include at the Opéra national de Paris, Teatro alla Scala Milan, the Wiener Staatsoper, The Metropolitan Opera, the Gran Teatre del Liceu and The Royal Opera House, London. Operatic titles this season and beyond show Mälkki’s versatility in the artform; Janáček’s The Makropulos Case, Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande, Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress, Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, Beethoven’s Fidelio, Faure’s Penelope and Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde.

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‘Pelléas et Mélisande’ in Aix-en-Provence

Susanna Mälkki returns to the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence this summer to conduct Pelléas et Mélisande in Katie Mitchell’s acclaimed production, which first debuted to great acclaim at the festival in 2016. Mitchell’s interpretation of Claude Debussy’s[…]

Susanna Mälkki receives an Honorary Doctorate from the Sibelius Academy and Uniarts

Being awarded an honorary doctorate is the highest accolade bestowed by the Sibelius Academy. As well as Susanna Mälkki, this year’s recipients include President of the Republic of Finland Alexander Stubb, performer and collector of traditional Romani songs Hilja[…]

Concert with Mitsuko Uchida and the HPO

On May 10,  Susanna Mälkki leads the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra in a captivating program featuring the renowned pianist Mitsuko Uchida. Maurice Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major is at the heart of the evening’s repertoire, celebrated for its elegance and[…]

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Upcoming Performances

SEP 2, 4, 2024

Saariaho and Mahler concert

Staatsoper Berlin

Verneri Pohjola, trumpet
Eric Cutler, tenor

SEP 8, 2024

Staatskapelle Berlin

KKL Luzern

Wiebke Lehmkuhl, mezzo
Eric Cutler, tenor

SEP 9, 2024

Staatskapelle Berlin

Kölner Philharmonie

Wiebke Lehmkuhl, mezzo
Eric Cutler, tenor
Verneri Pohjola, trumpet

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