Another Finn stick, 21, is rising

Another Finn stick, 21, is rising


norman lebrecht

January 28, 2022

A young fellow called Tarmo Peltokoski has been named principal guest conductor of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, an outpost of Paavo Järvi’s in Bremen.

He made his debut with the Finnish RSO in October 2020 and has since conducted the hr-Sinfonieorchester in Frankfurt, the Latvian NSO and the Basle Chamber Orchestra. He has global management with Dorn Music in Germany.

Peltokoski has been studying with Jorma Panula since he was 14, followed by stints with Sakari Oramo, Hannu Lintu and Jukka-Pekka Saraste. The Sibelius Academy factory is still churning them out.

Any day now, he’ll start growing a beard.


  • NYMike says:

    This kid’s good!!

  • Anthony Sayer says:

    I used to think it was just policeman who look younger and younger.

  • Dave says:

    If MGT was a junior assistant conductor at 25, should the post of baby principal guest conductor be created?

  • Michael McGrath says:

    It’s great to have young talent! I admire the organizational risk-taking. Or have they figured out that youth draw audiences? But why not? Wasn’t Lorin Maazel 7 when he first conducted?

  • RW2013 says:

    It seemed to be necessary to establish the gender in the first sentence.