“one of Scandinavia’s foremost symphony orchestras”
The change and completion of Nordic countries’ largest concert and congress centre, Tampere Hall in 1990, has since given scope for the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra’s further artistic development. Since, the orchestra has been the first in Finland to organise educational projects and various events for young people, offering an exclusive youth club. In addition to this, the orchestra is heavily involved in annual performances in ballet and opera music in co-productions with Tampere Hall.
The Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra has recorded pieces for the Ondine label with conductors such as Eri Klas, John Storgårds, Tuomas Ollila and Leif Segerstam and Hannu Lintu- their artistic director up until 2013 where the position was filled by conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali.These recordings have seen them win a Cannes Classical Special Award: Disc of the Year, as well as five Cannes Classical Awards. Under the direction of Rouvali, the orchestra embarked on their debut tour to Japan in 2017 with five successful concerts and the orchestra celebrates their 90th anniversary in 2020.
“The Tampere orchestra sounds clean, supple and boisterous under its young chief conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali. He, meanwhile, is the latest sit-up-and-listen talent to emerge from the great Finnish conducting tradition.”