Pietari Inkinen

Finnish conductor Pietari Inkinen (he turns 35 by the end of the month) has been named the Chief Conductor of The Japan Philharmonic Orchestra. He will assume the role in September 2016. The initial contract will be for three years, ending in August 2019. Inkinen’s relationship with the JPO began in 2009 when he became Principal Guest Conductor, a role he continues through the 15/16 season. In the coming years, JPO and their new Chief Conductor will continue to explore the works of Sibelius while turning also to the great works of Wagner, but will also aim expand the orchestras repertoire from the Baroque to early Romantic periods. In addition to orchestral performances, JPO is aiming to start an exciting new educational project with their Chief.
Pietari Inkinen is also Chief Conductor of the Ludwigsburg Schlossfestspiele, beginning this season. He also assumes the role of Chief Conductor of the Prague Symphony Orchestra from September 2015.

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