Conductor and Clarinettist


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.


15.11.2019 at 7 p.m.
Tampere Hall, Finland

Tampere Filharmonia

Eero Lehtimäki, dir
Senja Rummukainen, cello

Claude Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Pyotr Tchaikovksy: Variations on a Rococo Theme
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9
Jean Sibelius: Pohjolas Daughter

27. & 28.11.2019
Tapiola Hall, Espoo, Finland

Tapiola Sinfonietta

Eero Lehtimäki, dir
Aili Järvelä, violin & voc

School concerts for eight-graders.

3.12.2019 at 6 p.m.
Joensuu City Library, Finland

Orkesteri omaksi

Eero Lehtimäki, speaker

Aleksis Kivi & Nummisuutarit. Lecture in Finnish.

5.12.2019 at 7 p.m.
Carelia Hall, Joensuu, Finland

Joensuu City Orchestra

Eero Lehtimäki, dir
Felix Zenger, beatbox

Uuno Klami: The Cobblers on the Heath Overture
Felix Zenger: Flare
Einojuhani Rautavaara: A Finnish Myth
Jean Sibelius: Pelleas & Melisande

11.12.2019 at 7.30 p.m.
Laurentius Hall, Lohja, Finland

Lohja City Orchestra

Eero Lehtimäki, dir
Tuomas Törmi, dir
Paula Koivuniemi
Johanna Rusanen-Kartano
Mari Palo
Jyrki Anttila
Hannu Lehtonen

Classical and popular classics. Arrangements by Jussi-Matti Haavisto, Tuomas Törmi, Peter Grans and Kimmo Leppälä.


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