News | 06.06.2024



The recording was published by Warner Classics and is available digitally worldwide.

The KBS Symphony Orchestra and its Music Director Pietari Inkinen present their first recording together, Piotr Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5. Released by Warner Korea, it is available worldwide digitally on all common streaming platforms such as Spotify or Apple Music. The CD was recorded in March 2023 at the Goyang Aram Nuri Arts Center and released earlier this year.

“I am thrilled about our first recording together,” says Pietari Inkinen. “The orchestra has been playing Tchaikovsky very often in the past and does so brilliantly. Currently, a studio recording in the classical sense is almost a rarity. It was a great privilege to be able to record this in the studio as it was done ‘in the old days’ and to have the chance to fine-tune every tiny detail. I’m very pleased with the result and happy that listeners worldwide now have the opportunity to hear it.
The sound and character of the KBS Symphony Orchestra is such a good fit for Tchaikovsky’s Fifth. I have conducted the work in many concerts on almost every continent, and the timing of recording it with this orchestra seemed ideal. The fresh approach resulting from playing the piece together contributed to a recording that really stands for itself.”

News | 01.06.2024

Mahler’s 3rd Symphony in Copenhagen

Pietari Inkinen makes his debut with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra on June 1, 2024. Replacing Michael Tilson Thomas, who has withdrawn from this concert for health reasons, Pietari conducts Mahler's Symphony No. 3 with mezzo-soprano Alice Coote. The one-off concert takes place at the Concerthuset Copenhagen.

News | 26.05.2024

Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 in Seoul

On May 26, Pietari Inkinen returns to Seoul and the KBS Symphony Orchestra to conduct Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 3. Okka von der Damerau is the soloist of this one-off concert at the Seoul Arts Center.

News | 10.05.2024

Strauss Concerts with DRP and Krassimira Stoyanova

The Deutsche Radio Philharmonie and soprano Krassimira Stoyanova will be performing an all-Strauss program led by Pietari Inkinen on May 10 and 12. The May 10 concert will take place at the Rosengarten in Mannheim, the one on May 12 at the Congresshalle Saarbrücken. On the program are the tone poems Don Juan and Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche as well as the following Strauss songs: the song cycle Vier letzte Lieder, Zueignung, Waldseligkeit and Morgen. SR2 Kultur Radio will broadcast the May 12 concert live at 11:04am Central European Time. Link to listen to SR2's web radio:

News | 24.04.2024

Shostakovich & Dvořák in Seoul

On April 24, Pietari Inkinen conducts the KBS Symphony Orchestra in a one-off performance at the Lotte Concert Hall in Seoul featuring Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1 and Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8. The soloist of Shostakovich's Violin Concerto is the Canadian violinist Karen Gomyo.