Terrific news from Helsinki.
Susanna Mälkki, one of the most brilliant new-music interpreters, has been nominated as chief conductor of the Helsinki Philharmonic from 2016. The city council is meeting today to approve the appointment. (UPDATE: It’s approved.)
Susanna was formerly head of the Ensemble Intercontemporain in Paris. She succeeds John Storgårds at the Helsinki Phil.
photo (c) Simon Fowler
h/t: Vesa Siren