The current COVID-19 pandemic has only slightly curtailed a busy calendar as preparations continued over the summer, 2020 for her postponed debut at the “Festival d’Aix en Provence”, where she will conduct the world premiere of Kaija Saariaho’s new opera Innocence in July, 2021 with the London Symphony Orchestra. Susanna Mälkki’s autumn 2020 season as Chief Conductor with the Helsinki Philharmonic will have experimentation and expanded collaborations as hallmarks of the adapted performance schedule, serving her community with more socially distanced performances and media collaborations.

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Additionally, she will guest conduct with the Montréal Symphony, the London Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and the Berlin Philharmonic, as well as begin preparations for a new production of Die Walküre at the Finnish National Opera which premieres in January 2021.

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Upcoming Performances

FEB 1, 3, 5, 9, 11, 13, 16, 2021

Die Walküre

Finnish National Opera


FEB 20, 21, 2021

Wiener Symphoniker

Wiener Konzerthaus

Andreas Haefliger, piano

MAY 6, 7, 2021

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks


Gil Shaham, violinist
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