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
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
Romitelli: The Nameless City
Pecou: Auvernha Entracte
Jacques Puech, cabrette
El Khoury: Création
Adams: Shaker Loops
3rd of December 2017
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
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
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
Mahler: Symphony nr.4 (arr. Stein)
27th of April 2018
Prokofiev: Violin concerto nr. 2
Bahar Biricik, violin
Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra
Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra
9th of June 2018
"Final Fantasy" game music concert
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
14th & 15th of June 2018
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
Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Savonlinna Opera Festival Orchestra
News & MEDIA
Pictures from Mariinsky Theatre (St. Petersburg) and from a rehearsal with Wiener Symphoniker (Vienna).
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