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Susanna Mälkki to continue as Chief Conductor of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

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

Susanna Mälkki will stay on as Chief Conductor of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra. Her three-year contract, which began in autumn 2016, includes a two-year extension option, allowing her to continue in her position as Chief Conductor until spring 2021. 

Gita Kadambi, General Manager of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, says she is satisfied that the orchestra and its Chief Conductor can already at this stage continue their long-term planning for interesting projects.

“This marks a natural extension to the excellent partnership that has been established between the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and Susanna Mälkki. The international career of our Chief Conductor is very much on the rise, so the two-year extension means that Finnish audiences too will be able to enjoy the fruits of our collaboration,” says Kadambi.

Chief Conductor Susanna Mälkki says she has high expectations for the coming years:

“I am truly happy to be able to continue planning our journey together with the orchestra – including concerts, tours and recordings. The richness of our repertoire and the quality of our teamwork will allow us to continue to create refined and moving art.”