News | 25.01.2024

Pietari Inkinen not to extend contract with Deutsche Radio Philharmonie

Chief Conductor Pietari Inkinen will not be extending his contract with the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie.

After eight seasons, he will end his tenure when his contract expires in summer 2025 in order to devote more time to international commitments.

“I am very happy about how the orchestra has developed since my first concert in 2010 and later as Chief Conductor from 2017.”, says Pietari Inkinen in a statement. “Every concert with the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie is something special for me and it is always a wonderful moment when the sparks fly during our concerts – whether in front of our familiar audience in the region, in large international concert halls or during the successful South Korea tours in 2018 and 2023.”

You can read the complete press release on the DRP website (in German):

https://www.drp-orchester.de/drp/aktuell/inkinen_abschied100.html

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 Replacing Michael Tilson Thomas, who has withdrawn from this concert for health reasons, Pietari conducts Mahler's Symphony No. 3 with mezzo-soprano Alice Coote.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.