Susanna Mälkki is sought-after at the highest level with symphony orchestras and in opera houses worldwide. About to embark on 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 will lead 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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‘The Rake’s Progress’ at The Metropolitan Opera

This spring, Susanna Mälkki will make her highly anticipated return to The Metropolitan Opera where she will conduct Igor Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress. This follows her acclaimed company debut in Saariaho’s L’Amour de Loin, of which The New York Times[…]

Bruckner’s Symphony No. 8 with Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

On April 22, Susanna Mälkki will lead the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra in Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 8 in C minor (1890, ed. Nowak). This magnificent work, sometimes called The Apocalyptic, placed 13th in BBC Music Magazine’s article: “The 20 Greatest Symphonies[…]

‘Wozzeck’ in Paris

This March, Susanna Mälkki returns to Opéra national de Paris to conduct Alban Berg’s first opera, Wozzeck. Considered a 20th century masterpiece, Wozzeck is an avante-garde musical work that utilizes atonality, sprechgesang and leitmotifs that help differentiate the[…]

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Upcoming Performances

JUL 15, 2022

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Open-Air-Bühne im Rosental

Igor Levit, piano
Photo of Igor Levit by Felix Broede

JUL 16, 2022

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Open-Air-Bühne im Rosental

Andrei Ioniță, cello

AUG 27, 2022

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

Andreas Haefliger, piano
Usher Hall, Edinburgh International Festival


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