Finnish Conductor Hannu Lintu Appointed Music Director of Gulbenkian Orchestra

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An everyday visitor conductor of the orchestra, Lintu can be presently Chief Conductor on the Finnish Nationwide Opera and Ballet

(Picture credit score: Veikko Kähkönen)


Based mostly in Lisbon, Portugal, the Gulbenkian Orchestra will see Hannu Lintu start his tenure in September 2023, for an preliminary interval of 4 years.

Lintu can be presently Chief Conductor of the Finnish Nationwide Opera and Ballet, previous to which he spent eight seasons on the helm of the Finnish Radio Symphony.

He’s a graduate of Finland’s Sibelius Academy, the place he studied cello and conducting, the latter with the celebrated Finnish instructor Jorma Panula. In 1994 Lintu gained First Prize at Bergen’s Nordic Conducting Competitors.

«I’ve been working and performing with the Orquestra Gulbenkian for years and every live performance has been an immense pleasure,» Lintu stated of his appointment.

«The environment and focus are admirable and their music making at all times rewarding,» he added. «The corridor and the entire Fundção Calouste Gulbenkian group provide a novel and provoking setting for music and artwork. I’m wanting ahead to many seasons filled with elevating experiences with the fantastic Orchestra and the Coro Gulbenkian.»

Hannu Lintu’s deep information of repertoire and his capability of transmitting musical concepts to the orchestra may be very particular,» stated Risto Nieminen, the Director of the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.

«We’re extraordinarily joyful to welcome him to guide the following chapter of Gulbenkian Orchestra’s musical journey.»


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