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" and "Entführung aus dem Serail" in Savonlinna Opera Festival, debuts with Finnish National Opera, 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 debut in Finnish National Ballett, concert in Zaryadye concert hall in Moscow, "Madama Butterfly" in Croatian National Opera in Rijeka and New Year's Concert in Szczecin.

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.

Born in 1983 in Lahti, Finland, 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 Ole Kristian Ruud.



Past projects 2016-2018

Upcoming projects

27th of September, 2nd, 4th, 8th, 10th & 12 of October 2019

Finnish National Ballet

McGregor: Infra

Balanchine: Serenade

Robbins: Concert

Finnish National Opera Orchestra

25th of October 2019
Zaryadye Concert Hall, Moscow

Opera gala concert


Dilyara Idrisova, soprano

Vasilisa Berzhanskaya, mezzo

Sergey Kuzmin, tenor

Moscow Chamber Orchestra

25th and 28th of November 2019

Croatian National Opera, Rijeka

Puccini: Madama Butterfly

31st of December 2019

Szczecin, Poland

New Year's Concert

Szczecin Philharmonic Orchestra

17th of May 2020

Hanoi, Vietnam

Bruch: Scottish Fantasy

Chuong Vu, violin

Dvorak: Symphony no. 9

Hanoi Philharmonic Orchestra

23rd of May 2020

Saigon, Vietnam

Bruch: Scottish Fantasy

Chuong Vu, violin

Dvorak: Symphony no. 9

Saigon Opera Orchestra

News & MEDIA

Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, November 11th 2018 Youth Ural Philharmonic Orchestra Kalle Kuusava, conductor
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: Crescendi Artists - Mr. Tom Kristensen tk@crescendiartists.com +45 21 85 58 61

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



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