The Lahti Symphony Orchestra (Sinfonia Lahti) has, under the direction of Osmo Vänskä (principal conductor 1988–2008), developed into one of the most notable in Europe. From 2011 until 2016 Okko Kamu was principal conductor, succeeded by Dima Slobodeniouk. Since 2000 the orchestra has been based at the wooden Sibelius Hall. The orchestra has undertaken many outstanding recording projects for BIS, winning international awards. The Lahti Symphony Orchestra has performed at prestigious music festivals and venues such as the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, at the Musikverein in Vienna and at the Philharmonie in Berlin, and has toured in Spain, Japan, Germany, South America, the USA and China. Each September the Lahti Symphony Orchestra organizes an international Sibelius Festival.