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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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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Fall Concerts with HPO

This fall, Susanna Mälkki will lead three 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 the[…]

Act II of ‘Tristan und Isolde’ with HPO

On September 7 and 8, Susanna Mälkki will lead two special performances with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra which will highlight Act II of Richard Wagner’s epic opera, Tristan und Isolde, along with a starry cast.  The program will begin with Richard Strauss’[…]

HPO in Edinburgh and Lucerne

This August, Susanna Mälkki will lead the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra at two of the most renowned international music festivals in Europe: Edinburgh International Festival and the Lucerne Festival. These performances will feature bold selections from the orchestra’s[…]

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Upcoming Performances

SEP 30, 2022

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

Helsinki Music Centre

Pekka Kuusisto, violin
Photo: Felix Broede

OCT 14, 2022

Kaija Saariaho 70
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

Helsinki Music Centre

Anssi Karttunen, cello
Photo: Kaija Saariaho by Priska Ketterer

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

Il Trittico

Gran Teatre del Liceu

Barcelona

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