Hannu Lintu took up the post of chief conductor of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra in 2013, prior to which he held the positions of artistic director and chief conductor of the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra and principal guest conductor with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra in Dublin. Recent engagements include the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Luzerner Sinfonieorchester, Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, and the St Louis, Baltimore and Toronto symphony orchestras, as well as three acclaimed European débuts: Staatsorchester Stuttgart, Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien and NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester.
Operatic projects include Aulis Sallinen’s Kullervo at Savonlinna Opera Festival, and Carmen, Sallinen’s King Lear, Tristan und Isolde and Parsifal with the Finnish National Opera. Hannu Lintu studied cello, piano and then conducting with Jorma Panula at the Sibelius Academy. He participated in masterclasses with Myung-Whun Chung at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, Italy, and took first prize at the Nordic Conducting Competition in Bergen in 1994. A wide-ranging discography has received international acclaim, as well as nominations to both the Grammy and the Gramophone Awards.
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