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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Il trittico and Susanna Mälkki receive critics’ awards in Catalonia

Liceu’s production of Puccini’s Il trittico has been recognised as the best production of last season by the Catalan opera critics’ jury, which is organised every year by the association Amics del Liceu. Susanna Mälkki was awarded the prize for musical[…]

‘Pictures at an Exhibition’ with the New York Philharmonic

On November 2, 3, and 4, Susanna Mälkki returns to join the New York Philharmonic, as she takes the helm for a stellar program of Liszt, Bartók, Ligeti, and Mussorgsky. She previously joined the NY Phil for her Carnegie Hall debut in January of 2022 and has since conducted the[…]

‘The Makropulos Case’ at Paris Opera

This October, Susanna Mälkki makes a triumphant return to L’Opéra national de Paris for Leoš Janáček’s penultimate opera, The Makropulos Case. Her previous performances conducting this work at the company in 2013 led Bachtrack to celebrate Mälkki “for[…]

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Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
John Williams, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano
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