Eva Ollikainen is since 2020 the Artistic Leader and Chief Conductor of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra.
Her recent guest appearances include concerts and performances with Staatskapelle
Dresden, Wiener Symphoniker, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Royal Danish Orchestra and Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra. She served as Chief Conductor for Nordic Chamber Orchestra in 2018-2021.
One of the highlights this season is her debut at the PROMS with the BBC Philharmonic, featuring the world premiere of Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s ARCHORA. She will also make her debut with Los Angeles Philharmonic both at Walt Disney Hall and Hollywood Bowl, and perform with BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Festival Printemps des Arts in Monte Carlo.
This season she will also visit Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, National Arts Centre Orchestra in Canada, Orchestre National de Belgique and Helsinki Philharmonic. Apart from an extensive tour in UK with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra she will also conduct the centenerary celebration concert of the BBC Philharmonic.
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. This season she is also invited to give a masterclass at Peabody Institute of the John Hopkins University and the Royal Danish Academy of Music.
2022/23 season only. Please contact if you wish to make changes.
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