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:
Official website
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

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Discography (extract)

Jean Sibelius

Spring with Sibelius

(Digital album)


ODE 1430-2

Released 06/2023

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Kaija Saariaho

70 Years

(Digital album)


ODE 1407-2

Released 01/2023

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Baltic Sounds

(Digital album)


ODE 1395-2

Released 01/2021

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Thomas Larcher

Symphony No. 2, "Kenotaph"

Die Nacht der Verlorenen

Andrè Schuen, baritone

Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Hannu Lintu, conductor

ODE 1393-2

Released 11/2021

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