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Lintu, Hannu (conductor)
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Hannu Lintu (conductor)

Hannu Lintu is Chief Conductor of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, having previously spent a year as Chief Guest Conductor. He has held the positions of Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, Principal Guest Conductor of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra in Dublin, Chief Conductor of the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra and Artistic Director of the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra. He also works regularly with the Avanti! Chamber Orchestra and was Artistic Director of its Summer Sounds festival in 2005. He has made recordings for Ondine, Alba, Naxos, Ricordi, Claves and Danacord, as well as for Hyperion.

In addition to conducting the leading Finnish orchestras, Hannu Lintu has made guest appearances with the Radio Orchestras of Berlin, Paris, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Amsterdam and Madrid, with a number of orchestras in North and South America (such as the Toronto, Houston, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh and St Louis Symphony Orchestras, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl), in Asia (Tokyo and Kuala Lumpur) and Australia (the Sydney and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras among others).

Hannu Lintu studied the piano and cello first at the Turku Conservatory in his native Finland and later at the Sibelius Academy. In 1992 he also entered the Sibelius Academy’s conducting class taught by Jorma Panula, Eri Klas and Ilja Musin. He has further been tutored by, among others, Myung Whun Chung at the Music Academy Siena. Winner of the Nordic Conducting Competition in Bergen in 1994, he graduated from the Sibelius Academy in spring 1996.


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