Hannu Lintu, conductor

Hannu Lintu is one of Finland's most sought-after conductors and is rapidly creating a major international career. He has been Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra 2009-2013, and also Principal Guest Conductor of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra in Dublin. Before assuming the new role of Chief Conductor of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra in 2013, he was the orchestra's Chief Guest Conductor in 2012. Hannu Lintu was previously Chief Conductor of the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra and Artistic Director of the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra. He is a regular guest conductor with the Avanti! Chamber Orchestra in Finland and was Artistic Director of the orchestra's Summer Sounds festival in 2005.

Hannu Lintu studied the cello, the piano, and subsequently conducting with Jorma Panula at the Sibelius Academy. He participated in master classes with Myung-Whun Chung at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, Italy, and won first prize in the Nordic Conducting Competition in Bergen in 1994. He has appeared with the Cincinnati Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, St Louis Symphony, Toronto Symphony, City of Birmingham Symphony and Dallas Symphony orchestras, the Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, Orquesta Sinfonica de RTVE, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Taiwan, and the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Seoul Philharmonic and Royal Flemish Philharmonic orchestras. He has also conducted a cycle of the complete Beethoven Symphonies with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra. Hannu Lintu has conducted several recordings
for Ondine.

More information:
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Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

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Discography (extract)

Jean Sibelius

Tapiola, Op. 112

En Saga, Op. 9

Eight Songs, orchestrated by Aulis Sallinen

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano

Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Hannu Lintu, conductor

ODE 1289-5

Released 10/2017

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Sergei Prokofiev

Piano Concertos 2 & 5

Olli Mustonen, piano

Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Hannu Lintu, conductor

ODE 1288-2

Released 09/2017

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Erkki-Sven Tüür

Peregrinus Ecstaticus, Clarinet Concerto

Le poids des vies non vécues

Noesis, Concerto for Violin and Orchestra


Christoffer Sundqvist, clarinet

Pekka Kuusisto, violn

Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Hannu LIntu, conductor

ODE 1287-2

Released 02/2017

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Finland 100

A Century of Finnish Classics

5 CD collection celebrating 100 years of Finland's independence

Orchestral Works I & II


Vocal Works

Chamber Music

Various Finnish artist, orchestras and conductors

ODE 1300-2Q


Released 11/2016

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