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 "Madama Butterfly" in Savonlinna Opera Festival, debuts with Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic and National Philharmonic of Russia, Monte Carlo Ballett, 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 world premiere "Pikaparantola" in Finnish National Opera and "Entführung aus dem Serail" in Savonlinna Opera Festival.

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

 27th, 29th of September & 1st and 2nd of October 2018

Finnish National Opera, Helsinki

Rantala: Pikaparantola

Finnish National Opera Orchestra

9th of October 2018

Turku, Finland

Rantala: Pikaparantola

Finnish National Opera Orchestra

24th and 25th of October 2018

Oulu, Finland

Rantala: Pikaparantola

Oulu City Orchestra

1st of November 2018

Kuopio, Finland
Rantala: Pikaparantola

Kuopio City Orchestra

11th of November 2018

Moscow, Russia

Elgar: Dream of Gerontius Overture
Koering: Les anneaux de la mémoire

Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini

Youth Ural Philharmonic

22nd, 24th, 26th & 27th of July 2019
Savonlinna Opera Festival

Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail

Savonlinna Opera Festival Orchestra  

News & MEDIA

National Philharmonic of Russia / Tchaikovsky Hall, Moscow, 15th of January 2018 / Kalle Kuusava, conductor
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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