Being awarded an honorary doctorate is the highest accolade bestowed by the Sibelius Academy. As well as Susanna Mälkki, this year’s recipients include President of the Republic of Finland Alexander Stubb, performer and collector of traditional Romani songs Hilja Grönfors, and theatre influencer Hanna Helavuori, among others. The ceremony will be held in Helsinki from 16 to 18 August, 2024

Susanna Mälkki is being recognised for having pioneered groundbreaking work in numerous prestigious symphony orchestras and opera houses worldwide, particularly advocating for new music, and for her bold and innovative artistic vision, which elevates orchestras to exceptional performances.

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