Olli Mustonen, conductor

Olli Mustonen has a unique place on today's music scene both as a pianist, conductor and composer. As a pianist, he has challenged and fascinated audiences throughout Europe and America with his brilliant technique and startling originality. At the heart of his piano playing Mustonen has a deeply held conviction that each performance must have the freshness of a first performance and this tenacious spirit of discovery leads him to explore many areas of repertoire beyond the established canon.

As a soloist, Mustonen has worked with most of the world's leading orchestras, partnering conductors such as Ashkenazy, Barenboim, Blomstedt, Boulez, Chung, Dutoit, Eschenbach, Gergiev, Harnoncourt, Masur, Nagano, Salonen and Saraste. Mustonen is also increasingly making his mark as a conductor with recent highlights including leading the Staatskapelle Weimar, West Australian Symphony Orchestra and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Recent conducting engagements include a return to the Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic, Northern Sinfonia and Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra and soloist appearances with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra under Herbert Blomstedt and the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra under Valery Gergiev.

Olli Mustonen's recording catalogue is typically broad ranging and distinctive. His recording for Decca of Preludes by Shostakovich and Alkan received the Edison Award and Gramophone Award for the Best Instrumental Recording. In 2002 Mustonen signed a recording contract with Ondine, with whom he has released several albums, including the Complete Beethoven Piano Concertos with Tapiola Sinfonietta.

More information:
Olli Mustonen, piano
Olli Mustonen, composer
Hazard Chase
Fazer Artists' Management

facebook twitter email print

full discography

Discography (extract)

Olli Mustonen

Symphony No. 2, "Johannes Angelos"

Symphony No. 3, "Taivaanvalot" (Heavenly Lights)

Ian Bostridge, tenor

Turku Philharmonic Orchestra

Olli Mustonen

ODE 1422-2

Released 11/2023

more info & buy

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

more info & buy

Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Concertos Nos. 4 & 5

Tapiola Sinfonietta
Olli Mustonen, piano and conductor
ODE 1146-5 (CD/SACD hybrid)

Released 10/2009

more info & buy

Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Concerto No. 3
Violin Concerto (version for piano)

Tapiola Sinfonietta
Olli Mustonen, piano and conductor
ODE 1123-5 (CD/SACD hybrid)

Released 05/2008

more info & buy

back to top
Extended search
We noticed you are searching for more than one word. Would you like to

search for each word separately,
eg.: Paul, Hindersmith, Symphonie

search for a term,
eg.: "Paul Hindersmith"

redefine your search.
Use quotations for a term and single words, eg.: "Paul Hindersmith" Symphonie