Press | 15.01.2024

News ES Euro review about Tenerife concert

On January 10 and 11, Pietari Inkinen opened the Canary Islands Music Festival, conducting concerts with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. On the following link, you can read a review by News ES Euro (in Spanish) and here below are some quotes translated to English.

“Musical youth in power to begin with.
The new musical generations were vindicated last night at the premiere of the 40th edition of the Canary Islands Music Festival at the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium in the capital of Gran Canaria. The youth took center stage thanks to the Russian pianist Alexandra Dovgan, only 16 years old, and the young Finnish conductor Pietari Inkinen, 43 years old, who successfully took the reins of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, which this year has made its debut in the program of this event organized by the Government of the Canary Islands.
While the thermometers in the Norwegian town of Bergen marked two degrees Celsius and the wind chill was two below zero at the time of the concert, the veteran orchestra of that city starred in a warm, virtuoso and emotional concert at the foot of the beach of Las Canteras that was filled with a standing audience and several encores as a gift.

To begin with, a ‘sweet’ was chosen. Specifically, the ‘Suite No. 1, Peer Gynt’, by the Norwegian Edvard Grieg. Its four movements, with melodies well known among the general public, are a delight and the Bergen ensemble interpreted them with great delicacy and strings that sounded like glory. The audience applauded with a standing ovation the interpretation of this first suite born from the incidental music that Grieg composed for the stage piece of the same title by Ibsen, premiered in Oslo in 1876.
The second piece came from the repertoire of the same composer before the intermission. His ‘Concerto for piano and orchestra in A minor, op. sixteen’, one of the most popular pieces for this instrument in the classical repertoire, which was tackled by one of the prodigies of contemporary music, the very young Alexandra Dovgan, exposed an amazing solvency and technique. This is how the Russian piano factory performs during a performance in which the connection with the orchestra was absolute, as the audience acknowledged with applause at the end that ended with Dovgan giving a brief soloist encore.

Finnish closing
Pietari Inkinen closed the evening with the great composer of his native Finland, Jean Sibelius. Specifically with a refined and at times breathtaking version of the ‘Symphony No. 2 in D major, op. 43’, which lifted from their seats a devoted audience, among which were quite a few young people, even teenagers and some children. It seems that at last the Festival, under the direction of Jorge Perdigón, has begun to connect with the new generations.”

Press | 26.02.2024

Interview with Musica

Pietari Inkinen recently spoke with Nicola Cattò from the Italian Musica magazine. The six pages interview has just been published in the magazine's March issue. Subjects discussed include Pietari Inkinen's connection with Italy, the "Finnish conducting school", Bayreuth and more. You can purchase the print or digital edition of the magazine on the following link:

Press | 01.02.2024

Interview with Il Giorno

Pietari Inkinen spoke with Grazia Lissi from the Italian newspaper Il Giorno on the occasion of his concerts with I Pomeriggi Musicali. You will find the feature here below:

Press | 16.01.2024

Interview with Pizzicato

Pietari Inkinen spoke with the Luxembourgian magazine Pizzicato about conducting the Bayreuth "Ring", his work with the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, Jorma Panula's legendary school for conductors, studying with Leif Segerstam and much more. You can read the interview (in German) on the following link:

Press | 21.11.2023

Interview with Cleveland Classical

Pietari Inkinen responded to Mike Telin's questions for an interview published by Cleveland Classical ahead of his debut with the Cleveland Orchestra: