Susanna Mälkki to stay on as Chief Conductor of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

The Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and Chief Conductor Susanna Mälkki have signed a new two-year agreement extending her term beyond 2021. The new agreement also includes an option for another two-year extension. Mälkki took over as Chief Conductor of the Helsinki[…]

Ondřej Adámek’s ‘Follow me’ with Isabelle Faust and the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

For her last concert of the 2018-19 season with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Susanna Mälkki leads the ensemble and star violinist Isabelle Faust in a riveting program featuring Czech composer Ondřej Adámek’s newest work, Follow me – concerto for violin and[…]

Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2 with Gil Shaham & the Frankfurt Radio Symphony

Susanna Mälkki conducts the Frankfurt Radio Symphony at the Alte Oper on May 16 & 17. The concert will begin with the Finnish composer Magnus Lindberg’s Parada, an orchestral work that has been critically praised by critics: “Parada‘s gorgeous opening sequence[…]

World premiere of Enno Poppe’s ‘Fett’ plus Syzmanowswki & Sibelius with the HPO

On May 10, Susanna Mälkki leads the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra in the world premiere of Enno Poppe’s Fett, a co-commission with the HPO, the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. A greatly anticipated world premiere, the German[…]

‘Bartók: The Wooden Prince; The Miraculous Mandarin Suite’ now available for pre-order

Susanna Mälkki’s premiere recording with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, featuring Béla Bartók’s The Wooden Prince and The Miraculous Mandarin, is now available for pre-order. During her first season as Chief Conductor in 2016-17, Ms. Mälkki and the ensemble[…]