With effect from 2016 Dima Slobodeniouk is principal conductor of the Lahti Symphony Orchestra and artistic director of the Lahti Sibelius Festival as well as remaining music director of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia. He is a regular guest conductor of the Helsinki Philharmonic and Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestras as well as the London and Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestras, the Orchestre National de France and the Stuttgart Radio and RAI National Symphony Orchestras.
Slobodeniouk demonstrates his broad repertoire skill collaborating with today’s composers, among them Kalevi Aho, Sebastian Fagerlund, Jörg Widmann and Lotta Wennäkoski. For BIS a disc of works by Sebastian Fagerlund [BIS-1707] with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra was released in 2011 to international acclaim. A former student at Helsinki’s prestigious Sibelius Academy, Slobodeniouk began his conducting studies in 1994 under the tutelage of Leif Segerstam and Jorma Panula.