Mälkki has an uncommon ability to create the appropriate sound picture around every score she conducts.

Chicago Tribune

Such was her refinement of detail that one could hear and appreciate everything that went on beneath the shimmering surface.”

“Her probity displayed the rich colorings and sumptuous textures of Rimsky’s orchestral fabric in the most revealing light. There was a wonderful feeling of atmosphere to every section, and a no less impressive musical integrity that made this “Scheherazade” so much more than a mere showpiece.”

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