Photo: Heikki Tuuli
Olli Mustonen takes up his position as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Turku Philharmonic in January 2021. His first concerts in the role are this week – 28th and 29th January when he will by joined by pianist Eero Heinonen for a programme of Rautavaara, Dvořák and Mendelssohn. It will be available to watch online HERE.
Mustonen has worked with the orchestra as conductor and also pianist and composer many times before and will continue collaborating in all these ways over the next three years.
Mustonen says: ”It is with tremendous joy and excitement that I look forward to the beginning of my term as Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra. My collaboration with them spans over 35 years as conductor, soloist, composer and also as Artistic Director of the Turku Music Festival 30 years ago. It is a wonderful orchestra, a truly inspiring group of people to work and to be with – after these recent very challenging times for our music life I see a very bright future ahead of us.”