Santtu-Matias Rouvali

Santtu-Matias Rouvali is Chief Conductor of the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra and Principal Guest Conductor of the Copenhagen Philharmonic. This season he debuts with Bamberg Symphony Orchestra conducting the orchestra for their Sibelius Anniversary celebrations, following his own Sibelius Symphony Cycle in Tampere.

Rouvali makes further debuts with Indianapolis Symphony and SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg this season, as well as returning to Switzerland for a national tour with Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne. Goteborg Symphoniker, Philharmonia Orchestra and Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, where he enjoys regular relationships, also welcome him back in 2015/16 and he will continue to work with L’Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, BBC and Finnish Radio symphony orchestras and Tokyo Symphony in the coming years, as well as guest conducting some of the most respected orchestras in North America.  

Rouvali’s recordings include a disc with Ondine featuring Hakola and Hosokawa Guitar Concertos with Timo Korhonen and Oulu Symphony Orchestra, and his latest release, of Nielsen and Sibelius’ Violin Concertos with Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra and Baiba Skride, was released in summer 2015 on ORFEO.

As an opera conductor, Rouvali has performed Bizet’s Carmen and Mozart's Die Zauberflöte with West Coast Kokkola Opera, and conducts Verdi’s La Forza del Destino with Tampere Opera this season.