Santtu-Matias Rouvali: In 2012/13 the exciting young Finn makes his debuts with Frankfurt’s hr-Sinfonieorchester, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Swedish Radio Symphony, Bergen Philharmonic and Philharmonia orchestras, and will make his first recording with Ondine. He also continues his strong relationship with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, performing several concerts per season. Elsewhere in Finland he continues to work with the Lahti Symphony, Turku Philharmonic and Tampere Philharmonic orchestras.
Last season he made several notable debuts including his first UK performance with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, a US debut appearance with the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra and very successful concerts with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra.
Following Santtu-Matias's debut with The Hague’s Residentie Orkest in 2010 he was re-invited to the orchestra for a number of projects including a German tour. With the Kokkola Opera Festival he has conducted a number of productions including Bizet’s Carmen (summer 2010) and Mozart's Die Zauberflöte (2011).