Tarmo Peltokoski arrived in Riga in January this yr to carry out with the Latvian Nationwide Symphony Orchestra (LNSO) in a program of Sibelius, Rachmaninoff, and Wagner.
In LNSO’s earlier seasons, a number of of the world’s brightest conductors have been invited to carry out with them searching for their subsequent director. Peltokoski shortly grew to become a favourite with the ensemble and was appointed to the function 4 months later.
“Already on the second day of rehearsals it was clear that he was the one we have been in search of! He captivated the musicians along with his compelling musical concepts and delighted them along with his clever respect for the music and people performing it — working collectively was an actual deal with,” stated LNSO director Indra Lukina in a press launch. “We’re trying ahead to a vibrant and eventful journey into the world of music!”
Peltokoski started his conducting research at age 14 with Finnish conductor Jorma Panula and continued work with Hannu Lintu, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, and now with Sakari Oramo on the Sibelius Academy.
He’s additionally finding out piano on the Sibelius Academy with Antti Hotti. His different mentors embody Matti Raekallio, Antti Siirala, Henri Sigfridsson, and Konstantin Bogino.
In 2017, Peltokoski reached worldwide recognition by debuting in Germany with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, the place he’s at the moment the chief visitor conductor. He’s the primary to carry this place within the orchestra’s 42-year historical past.
Within the 2021-22 season, he made debuts with Komische Oper Berlin, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. Upcoming debuts embody these with Beethovenfest Bonn, Cologne Philharmonie, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Musikverein and Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin, amongst a number of others.
“It’s a nice honor to be chosen because the LNSO’s creative director and principal conductor,” Peltokoski stated. “The LNSO is an excellent orchestra. I’ve many concepts and I’m significantly excited concerning the alternative to create the orchestra’s creative face with my packages. I look ahead to an thrilling future collectively!”