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Susanna Mälkki appears regularly with top orchestras throughout Europe and North America, both in symphonic and operatic repertoires. She conducted the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, where she wasChief Conductor from 2016 to 2023 and is now / Directrice musical émérite; Los Angeles Philharmonic, where she was Principal Guest Conductor from 2017 until 2023, Philadelphia Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Symphony, London Symphony Orchestra, the Münchner Philharmoniker, Wiener Symphoniker, Bayerischer Rundfunk and the Berliner Philharmoniker.
She also made appearances at Teatro alla Scala Milan, Vienna Staatsoper, New York Metropolitan Opera, Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona and the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, where she conducted Kaija Saariaho’s Innocence, which she premiered in 2021 at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence.
Future operatic titles include Pelléas et Mélisande, Fidelio, and Tristan und Isolde, among others. Recognised for her significant contribution to the art form, Susanna Mälkki was awarded in 2011 the Pro Finlandia Medal of the Order of the Lion of Finland, one of Finland’s highest honours. She was made a French Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2014 and then, in January 2016, a Chevalier of the Légion d’honneur. She is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music in London and a member of the Kungliga Musikaliska Akademien in Stockholm. In October 2016 she was named Musical America’s 2017 Conductor of the Year, and in November 2017 she was awarded the Nordic Council Music Prize.
At the Paris Opera: Siddharta, 2010; The Makropulos Case, 2013; Trompe-la-mort, 2017; Rusalka, 2019; Yvonne, princesse de Bourgogne, 2020; Wozzeck, 2022
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