EERO LEHTIMÄKI

Conductor and Clarinettist

BIOGRAPHY

Eero Lehtimäki (b. 1989) made his breakthrough by conducting the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra in concert on extremely short notice at Turku Music Festival in 2016. Since then, he has performed with almost all of the Finnish professional symphony orchestras. He started as the artistic director and chief conductor of Joensuu City Orchestra in 2019, and has been the artistic director of the Brinkhall Music Festival since 2018. In 2020, Lehtimäki will start as the artistic director of the Joensuu Winter Music Festival.

Eero started his conducting studies in Jorma Panula’s class for young conductors in 2010 and finished his conducting studies at the Sibelius Academy in spring 2016. He has also studied orchestral and opera conducting in Vienna with Johannes Wildner, Simeon Pironkoff and Konrad Leitner. Eero has attended master classes of Jorma Panula and Valery Gergiev and studied privately with Hannu Lintu.

Before starting his conducting studies, Lehtimäki graduated from the Helsinki Conservatory of Music with clarinet and bass clarinet as main instruments, and he has also studied the historical clarinets in Austria and Germany. He has been the artist in residence clarinetist at Iitti Music Festival annually since 2013 and he is still irregularly performing as soloist and musician with various orchestras and chamber music groups. In addition to his acknowledgements as a musician, Lehtimäki has also graduated as a Master of Science (Technology) in acoustics at the Aalto University. He admires versatile sophistication and makes music to take people to places they could not even imagine.

UPCOMING EVENTS

30.1.2020 at 7 p.m.
Carelia Hall, Joensuu, Finland

Joensuu City Orchestra

Eero Lehtimäki, dir
Senja Rummukainen, cello

Othmar Schoeck: Serenade Op. 1
Dmitri Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 1

20.2.2020 at 7 p.m.
Carelia Hall, Joensuu, Finland

Joensuu City Orchestra

Eero Lehtimäki, dir
Olli Leppäniemi, clarinet

Giuseppe Verdi: La Traviata Overture
Outi Tarkiainen: Joye
Uljas Pulkkis: Tales of Joy, of Passion, of Love
Edward Elgar: Salut d'amour
Wolfgang Amadè Mozart: Symphony No. 40

26.2.2020 at 6 p.m.
Porokylä School Hall, Nurmes, Finland

Joensuu City Orchestra

Eero Lehtimäki, dir
Jussi Makkonen, cello
Nazig Azezian, piano

Jonne Valtonen: The Blue Bird

27.2.2020 at 6 p.m.
Carelia Hall, Joensuu, Finland

Joensuu City Orchestra

Eero Lehtimäki, dir
Jussi Makkonen, cello
Nazig Azezian, piano

Jonne Valtonen: The Blue Bird

4.3.2020 at 7 p.m.
Kotka Concert House, Finland

Kymi Sinfonietta

Eero Lehtimäki, dir

Iconic classical music that has been used in movies.

5.3.2020 at 7 p.m.
Kuusankoskitalo, Kouvola, Finland

Kymi Sinfonietta

Eero Lehtimäki, dir

Iconic classical music that has been used in movies.

17.–19.3.2020
Tapiola Hall, Espoo, Finland

Tapiola Sinfonietta

Eero Lehtimäki, dir
Aili Järvelä, violin & voc

School concerts for eighth-graders.

26.3.2020 at 7 p.m.
Carelia Hall, Joensuu, Finland

Joensuu City Orchestra

Eero Lehtimäki, dir
Linda Lampenius, violin
Perttu Kivilaakso, cello
Laura Mikkola, piano

Richard Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos, Overture and Dance Scene
Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano
Louise Farrenc: Symphony No. 2

22.4.2020 at 7 p.m.
Martti Talvela Hall, Mikkeli, Finland

Joensuu City Orchestra

Eero Lehtimäki, dir
Iiro Rantala, piano

Leevi Madetoja: Comedy Overture
George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1

23.4.2020 at 7 p.m.
Carelia Hall, Joensuu, Finland

Joensuu City Orchestra

Eero Lehtimäki, dir
Iiro Rantala, piano

Leevi Madetoja: Comedy Overture
George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1

1.5.2020 at 1 p.m.
Felix Krohn Hall, Lahti, Finland

Sinfonia Lahti

Eero Lehtimäki, dir

May Day Matinée

9.5.2020 at 2 p.m.
Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Japan

Tokyo New City Orchestra

Eero Lehtimäki, dir
Yoko Hasegawa, cello

Jean Sibelius: En saga
Joonas Kokkonen: Cello Concerto
Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 6
Jean Sibelius: Finlandia

16.5.2020 at 7 p.m.
Yamagata Terrsa, Japan

Yamagata Symphony Orchestra

Eero Lehtimäki, dir
Izumi Tateno, piano

Koichiro Mitsunaga: Concert Fontaine
Pablo Escande: Antipodas
Jean Sibelius: King Kristian II – Nocturne
Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 3

17.5.2020 at 3 p.m.
Yamagata Terrsa, Japan

Yamagata Symphony Orchestra

Eero Lehtimäki, dir
Izumi Tateno, piano

Koichiro Mitsunaga: Concert Fontaine
Pablo Escande: Antipodas
Jean Sibelius: King Kristian II – Nocturne
Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 3

CONTACT

contact@eerolehtimaki.com

+358 (0)50 344 2063

Joensuu City Orchestra