Dalia Stasevska to become Chief Conductor of the Lahti Symphony Orchestra from the 2021/22 season
Dalia Stasevska has been appointed Chief Conductor to the Lahti Symphony Orchestra and Artistic Director to the International Sibelius Festival from Autumn 2021 for a tenure of three seasons. Dalia also holds the position of Principal Guest Conductor to the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
“For me, the Lahti Symphony Orchestra has long held a very special position”, says Dalia Stasevska. “In Lahti there’s a tremendous amount of potential; the Orchestra’s players are inspired, they are minded to do great things and open to a wide range of repertoire and ideas. It’s also a great pleasure to continue the Lahti Symphony Orchestra’s important work with the music of Sibelius”, she continues. “It’s a great honour for me to hold the position of this Orchestra’s Chief Conductor and I believe that together we will achieve great, new things!”
Teemu Kirjonen, general manager of the Lahti Symphony Orchestra, also commented: “Dalia Stasevska is one of Finland’s most sought-after conductors all over the world at the moment. Her visits to Lahti have been great experiences for the audience and also for the orchestra, and we have really high hopes concerning our future collaboration.”