Hannu Lintu

Hannu Lintu appointed Chief Conductor of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra from the 2013/14 season

6 January 2011

Before assuming the role Lintu will become the FRSO’s Chief Guest Conductor for the 2012/13 season, replacing Sakari Oramo who finishes his tenure as the orchestra’s Chief Conductor in summer 2012.

Lintu commented: “I am thrilled that my many years of inspiring collaboration with the FRSO musicians will, under this agreement, continue in a natural way, and I am proud to be able to follow the great Finnish conductors who have contributed to the shaping of this magnificent orchestra.”

Currently Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra and Principal Guest Conductor of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, Lintu’s forthcoming engagements include concerts with the Dresden Staatskapelle, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

In addition to concerts at home as the orchestra of the Finnish Broadcasting Company, the FRSO regularly tours abroad. In 2009 they performed at Vienna’s Konzerthaus and Frankfurt’s Alte Oper as part of a European tour, and earlier this year they gave two concerts at the Edinburgh International Festival. From 2011 the orchestra will be based at the Helsinki Music Centre scheduled for completion in the spring. Previous FRSO Chief Conductors include Jukka-Pekka Saraste and Paavo Berglund.