The Lahti Symphony Orchestra has named Dima Slobodeniouk as principal conductor and director of its Sibelius festival. He succeeds Okko Kamu in September 2016.
Lahti has had a good run of Finnish chiefs in Vänskä, Saraste and Kamu.
Slobodeniouk came to Finland to study conducting with Leif Segerstam, Jorma Panula and Atso Almila, as well as the visiting Ilya Musin.
He will continue to serve as music director of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia.
photo: Marco Borggreve