Hannu Lintu, conductor

Hannu Lintu is one of Finland's most sought-after conductors and is rapidly creating a major international career. He has been Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra 2009-2013, and also Principal Guest Conductor of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra in Dublin. Before assuming the new role of Chief Conductor of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra in 2013, he was the orchestra's Chief Guest Conductor in 2012. Hannu Lintu was previously Chief Conductor of the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra and Artistic Director of the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra. He is a regular guest conductor with the Avanti! Chamber Orchestra in Finland and was Artistic Director of the orchestra's Summer Sounds festival in 2005.

Hannu Lintu studied the cello, the piano, and subsequently conducting with Jorma Panula at the Sibelius Academy. He participated in master classes with Myung-Whun Chung at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, Italy, and won first prize in the Nordic Conducting Competition in Bergen in 1994. He has appeared with the Cincinnati Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, St Louis Symphony, Toronto Symphony, City of Birmingham Symphony and Dallas Symphony orchestras, the Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, Orquesta Sinfonica de RTVE, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Taiwan, and the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Seoul Philharmonic and Royal Flemish Philharmonic orchestras. He has also conducted a cycle of the complete Beethoven Symphonies with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra. Hannu Lintu has conducted several recordings
for Ondine.

More information:
Official website
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

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Jean Sibelius


Johann Rusanen-Kartano, soprano

Ville Rusanen, baritone

Estonian National Male Choir

The Polytech Choir

Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Hannu Lintu, conductor

ODE 1338-5

Released 10/2019

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Kaija Saariaho

True Fire for baritone and orchestra

Ciel d'hiver for orchestra

Trans for harp and orchestra

Gerald Finley, bass-baritone

Xavier de Maistre, harp

Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Hannu Lintu, conductor

ODE 1309-2

Released 05/2019

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Bernd Alois Zimmermann

Violin Concerto


Die Soldaten Vocal Symphony

Leila Josefowicz, violin

Anu Komsi, soprano

Jeni Packalen, alto

Hilary Summers, contsalto

Peter Tantsits, tenor

Ville Rusanen, baritone

Juha Uusitalo, bass

Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Hannu Lintu, conductor

ODE 1325-2

Released 02/2019

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Witold Lutoslawski

Symphonies 1 & 4

Jeux vénitiens

Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Hannu Lintu, conductor

ODE 1320-5

Released 11/2018

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