Santtu-Matias Rouvali, conductor

The young Finn Santtu-Matias Rouvali (b. 1985), one of the most exciting conductors of the younger generation, has made a number of important debuts already in his career including concerts with the hr-Sinfonieorchester, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Dresdner Phiharmonie, Swedish Radio Symphony, Philharmonia and Tokyo Symphony orchestras. In September 2012 Rouvali was announced as the next Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra and begins this post, alongside his position as Principal Guest Conductor of the Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra, in September 2013.
He also holds the post of Artist in Association with the Tapiola Sinfonietta, and in 2011/12 he was chosen to take part in the Dudamel Fellowship Programme in Los Angeles. Over the past seasons, he has worked with a number of prominent soloists, including Mischa Maisky, Alisa Weilerstein, Vilde Frang and Kirill Gerstein.
In addition, he continues his relationship with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Residentie Orkest, conducting a number of concerts each season, and other important engagements include the New Jersey and Milwaukee symphony orchestras in the USA as well as dates closer to home with the Stockholm Philharmonic, Bergen Philharmonic and Royal Scottish National orchestras, and the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin.
In past seasons, Rouvali has also conducted Bizet's Carmen and Mozart's Die Zauberflöte with Kokkola Opera.

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