Hannu Lintu is Chief Conductor of Finnish National Opera and Ballet. The appointment followed a series of hugely successful collaborations with the company including Sibelius’s Kullervo in 2017, Berg’s Wozzeck in 2019, and Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos in 2020, reflecting Lintu’s shifting focus into the field of opera.
Guest highlights of the 2022-23 season include his highly anticipated debut with New York Philharmonic and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and debuts with Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks and BBC Symphony Orchestra, as well as returns to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre National de Radio France, and Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin. In the 2023-24 season, Lintu will also take up the baton as Chief Conductor of the Orquestra Gulbenkian after a series of critically-acclaimed appearances with the orchestra.
Lintu has made several recordings for Ondine, BIS, Naxos, Avie and Hyperion, receiving several accolades for his recordings, including two ICMA and nominations for Gramophone and GRAMMY awards. Highlights from his discography include Bartók’s Violin Concertos with Christian Tetzlaff (2019), Magnus Lindberg’s Related Rocks with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Rautavaara’s Kaivos, and the Violin Concertos of Sibelius and Thomas Adès with Augustin Hadelich and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.