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 ...

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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Steve Reich’s ‘Runner,’ ‘Music for Ensemble and Orchestra,’ Recorded by Los Angeles Philharmonic Led by Susanna Mälkki, Due September 30 on Nonesuch

Nonesuch Records releases the first recordings of Steve Reich’s Runner (2016) and Music for Ensemble and Orchestra (2018), performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and conducted by Susanna Mälkki, available digitally and on CD on September 30, 2022; a vinyl LP version[…]

Open-Air Concerts with Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

This July, Susanna Mälkki steps in for an indisposed Herbert Blomstedt to lead two open-air concerts in Leipzig’s Rosental Park. This marks her long-awaited debut with the orchestra as she was scheduled to join them in May 2020 but the engagement was canceled due to the[…]

‘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[…]

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Upcoming Performances

AUG 27, 2022

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

Andreas Haefliger, piano
Usher Hall, Edinburgh International Festival


AUG 30, 2022

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

Andreas Haefliger, piano
KKL Luzern
Photo of Andreas Haefliger by Gianmaria Gava


SEP 7, 8, 2022

Tristan und Isolde

Helsinki Music Centre

Stuart Skelton, Michelle DeYoung, Jenny Carlstedt, Markus Nieminen, Stephen Milling, Roland Liiv

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