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 French tour of Odense Symphony Orchestra, culminating in concerts at La Roque d'Antheron festival with Nicholas Angelich, Boris Berezovsky and Plamena Mangova as soloists, as well as "La Traviata" in Theater an der Wien and "Carmen" in the Norwegian Opera in Oslo. In July 2015 he made his debut in Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, conducting ”Maid of Pskov” by Rimsky-Korsakov. 

His future engagements include return to Orchestre d'Auvergne, debuts with Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonietta Cracovia, Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra, Saigon Opera Orchestra and Monte Carlo Ballett.

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, Mikko Franck, 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.



14th of August 2016

Le Touquet, France

Grieg: Autumn

Grieg: Piano Concerto
Palmena Mangova, soloist

Brahms: Symphony nr. 2

Odense Symphony Orchestra

17th of August 2016

La Roque d'Antheron, France

Beethoven: Symphony nr. 6 "Pastorale"

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto nr. 3
Nicholas Angelich, soloist

Odense Symphony Orchestra

18th of August 2016

La Roque d'Antheron, France

Grieg: Autumn

Grieg: Piano Concerto
Boris Berezovsky, soloist

Brahms: Symphony nr. 2

Odense Symphony Orchestra

September 27th & 29th and October 1st, 3rd, 5th, 8th, 11th, 17th, 22nd & 24th 2016

Vienna, Austria

Verdi: La Traviata

Theater an der Wien, Kammeroper

Wiener Kammerorchester

16th of January 2017

Stockholm, Sweden

Beamish: A cage of doves

Dvorak: Violin concerto

Brahms: Symphony nr. 4

Rehearsal with Royal Stockholm Philharmonic

February 2017

La Folle Journée festival

Nantes, France

Programme TBA

4th of March 2017

Norwegian National Opera, Oslo

Bizet: Carmen

15th of March 2017

Québec, Canada

Goulet: Chocolats symphoniques

Grieg: Piano concerto

Sibelius: Symphony nr. 2

Orchestre Symphonique de Québec

23rd of April 2017

Norwegian National Opera, Oslo

Bizet: Carmen

5th & 6th of May 2017

Stavanger, Norway

Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune

Debussy: Danse sacrée et danse profane

Ravel: Ma mère l'Oye suite

Stavanger Symphony Orchestra

3rd, 10th and 17th of June and 1st of July 2017

Cardiff, Wales

Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier

Cover conductor in Welsh National Opera

15th of July 2017

Cracow, Poland

Kilar: RicordanzaPanufnik: Violin concerto

Piotr Plawner, violin

Kilar: Orawa

Spisak: Andante and Allegro

Piotr Plawner, violin

Sinfonietta Cracovia

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

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" 

Monte Carlo Philharmonic

27th of April 2018

Istanbul, Turkey

Prokofiev: Violin concerto nr. 2

Bahar Biricik, violin

Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra

Istanbul State Symphony 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

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).



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