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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Performances with the Frankfurt Radio Orchestra

On February 8, Susanna Mälkki takes the helm of the Frankfurt Radio Symphony (hr-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt) to present a captivating program featuring Paul Hindemith’s Mathis der Maler Symphony and Igor Stravinsky’s The Firebird Suite (1919) as part of the[…]

New Album of Sibelius with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

On February 2, Susanna Mälkki and the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra are set to release an album featuring three masterful compositions of Jean Sibelius under BIS Records. This upcoming collection is highly anticipated for its exploration of Sibelius’ renowned works,[…]

Schubert and Ammann with the Wiener Symphoniker

On January 30 and 31, Susanna Mälkki joins the Wiener Symphoniker to lead a compelling program featuring the esteemed pianist Andreas Haefliger. The focal point of the concert will be the Austrian premiere of Dieter Ammann’s The Piano Concerto (Gran Toccata). Ammann[…]

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