Biography

Eva Ollikainen is the Artistic Leader and Chief Conductor of Iceland Symphony Orchestra.

Her recent guest appearances include concerts and performances with Staatskapelle Dresden, Wiener Symphoniker, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Royal Danish Orchestra, Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra and Brussels Philharmonic. She served as chief conductor for Nordic Chamber Orchestra in 2018-2021.

Highlights of this season include a semi-staged production of Die Walküre as a co-production between Iceland Opera and Iceland Symphony Orchestra, concert appearances with BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic and Berner Symphonieorchester.

Eva Ollikainen is a frequent guest teacher at the Sibelius Academy Conducting Class, and in her first season as Artistic Leader for the Iceland Symphony Orchestra she founded the Conducting Academy for young musicians in Iceland.

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