Winner of the European Conductors Competition in Oslo in 2013 and laureate of Evgeny Svetlanov Competition in Paris in 2014, Kalle Kuusava is on demand as an operatic and symphonic conductor. 

His past appearances include the debut with Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, French tour of Odense Symphony Orchestra, as well as "La Traviata" in Theater an der Wien, "Carmen" in the Norwegian Opera in Oslo and "Maid of Pskov" in Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg. 

His future engagements include Finnish National Opera, Saigon Opera Orchestra, Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra and Monte Carlo Ballett. He continues the successful collaboration with Boris Berezovsky, this time with the National Philharmonic of Russia on Moscow.

Kuusava has built a vast operatic repertoire, having worked in the Norwegian National Opera from 2008 until 2016 and the season 2007/08 in the Zurich Opera.

Kuusava has assisted acclaimed conductors such as Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Hannu Lintu, Fabien Gabel, Tomáš Hanus, Xian Zhang and Antonino Fogliani. 

Kalle studied piano and chamber music at the Sibelius-Academy with Ilmo Ranta, and participated in conducting masterclasses with Jorma Panula and Atso Almila. He spent an exchange study year in Vienna in 2005. He completed his masters degree in orchestral conducting at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, where he studied with Jukka-Pekka Saraste and Are Sandbakken.



Past projects 2016-2017 

Upcoming projects


31st of August 2017 in Forssa and 1st of September 2017 in Helsinki, Finland

Movie concert "Finlandia"

Sibelius, Merikanto, Kuula etc.

Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra



17th of November 2017

Clermont-Ferrand, France

Romitelli: The Nameless City

Pecou: Auvernha Entracte

Jacques Puech, cabrette

El Khoury: Création

Adams: Shaker Loops

Orchestre d'Auvergne



3rd of December 2017

Jönköping, Sweden

Åkerblom: Skorstensjulsaga

Jönköping Sinfonietta



19th of December 2017

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Sibelius: Violin concerto

Chuong Vu, violin

Sibelius: Symphony nr. 2

Ho Chi Minh City Opera Orchestra



2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th of January 2018

Monte Carlo, Monaco

Monte Carlo Ballett

"Taming of the shrew" 

Music by Shostakovich

L'Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo



15th of January 2018

Moscow, Russia

Stravinsky: Pulcinella suite

Saint-Saëns: Piano concerto nr.2

Boris Berezovsky, piano

Kodaly: Dances of Galanta

Tchaikovsky: Concert Fantasy

Boris Berezovsky, piano

National Philharmonic of Russia



8th of February 2018

Tchaikovsky: Rokoko-variations

Tomas Nunes-Garces, cello

Tchaikovsky: Serenade for strings

Tchaikovsky: Andante cantabile

Schnittke: Suite in the old style

Lappeenranta City Orchestra



22nd, 23rd & 24th of March 2018

Kristiansund, Norway

Mahler: Symphony nr.4 (arr. Stein)

Kristiansund Sinfonietta



27th of April 2018

Istanbul, Turkey

Prokofiev: Violin concerto nr. 2

Bahar Biricik, violin

Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra

Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra



9th of June 2018

Stockholm, Sweden

"Final Fantasy" game music concert

Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra



14th & 15th of June 2018

Rouen, France

Dessner: Aheym

Rachmaninov: Piano concerto nr. 2

Lise de la Salle, piano

Sibelius: Valse Triste

Debussy: Symphonic suite from Pelléas et Mélisande

Debussy: Clair de Lune

Orchestre de l'Opéra de Rouen



9th, 12th, 17th, 21st & 26th of July 2018

Savonlinna, Finland

Puccini: Madama Butterfly

Savonlinna Opera Festival Orchestra

News & MEDIA

Youth Ural Philharmonic Orchestra Kalle Kuusava, conductor Ekaterinburg, 19th of April 2016

Pictures from Mariinsky Theatre (St. Petersburg) and from a rehearsal with Wiener Symphoniker (Vienna).



To contact me personally, please fill in form below or write to: kalle.kuusava@gmail.com

For professional booking and press inquiries, please contact:

Worldwide management excluding Nordic countries: Interclassica Music Management - Mrs. Eleanor Hope eleanorhope@interclassica.com +43 676 351 6630

Management in Nordic countries: Nordic Artists Management - Mr. Jacob Soelberg jrs@nordicartistsmanagement.com +45 2071 2323

Management in France, Russia and Monaco - Sarfati Productions - Mrs. Marina Bower mbower@productions-sarfati.fr +33 674 49 87 59



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