Susanna Mällki Awarded the Golden Helsinki Medal
The Golden Helsinki Medal is the highest accolade awarded by the City of Helsinki
Today on Helsinki Day, the city will be presenting awards to influential people from a variety of fields. The recipients have done exemplary work for Helsinki or made the city known through their international efforts.
The Golden Helsinki Medal is the highest accolade awarded by the City of Helsinki, a kind of honorary citizenship. The City Board decides on the granting of the Helsinki Medals annually in conjunction with Helsinki Day.
Award winner: Susanna Mälkki is the chief conductor of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra as well as the main visiting conductor for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. Mälkki has conducted the best orchestras of the world, including all the Big Five orchestras in the US, Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. As the artistic director of the famous contemporary music orchestra Ensemble Intercontemporain, she established her name as one of the profound exponents of contemporary music.