Press | 09.11.2023

Rave reviews for Bayreuth “Ring”

The press responded enthusiastically about Pietari Inkinen’s heavily acclaimed Der Ring des Nibelungen at the Bayreuther Festspiele 2023. See some quotes here below followed by a link to the complete press review.

“… he might be remembered as one of the most inspired conductors who ever undertook the »Ring« in Bayreuth: the fluid combination of sensitive accompaniment and sensationally build up eruptions is gripping and without equal.”
Das Opernglas

“Pietari Inkinen’s Ring conducting is a hit”
Van Magazines

“Inkinen delivers a real masterstroke.”
Heilbronner Stimme

“It is a triumphal procession for Inkinen”
Südwest Presse

“A great triumph.”
SR2 Kultur Radio

“Inkinen propelled scenes forward, giving and receiving from the singers during long narratives. The “Todesverkündigung,” the dreamlike scene in “Die Walküre” in which Brünnhilde appears to Siegmund in a vision,was steadily, hauntingly built. All in all, the orchestra was, as Wagner intended, a character in its own right… .”
The New York Times

“He masters the covered pit not only technically, but also provides beguilingly voluptuous orchestral moments and breathtaking tension”
Stuttgarter Nachrichten

“Above all, however, he succeeds in what every good Wagner conductor must succeed in: to phrase the symphonic autonomy of motivic progressions autonomously, but at the same time to match them to the singers with syllable accuracy”

“Conductor Inkinen is able to render instrumental details particularly vivid”

“He enjoys celebrating the great symphonic moments such as the Rheinfahrt or the funeral march and knows how to drive the drama forward with vigour.”
Münchner Merkur

“Pietari Inkinen and the festival orchestra offer pure joy”
Online Musik Magazin

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:

Press | 14.11.2023

Cover interview with Das Opernglas

Pietari Inkinen is being featured on the cover of the prestigious German magazine Das Opernglas. The headline of the interview is "Celebrated in Bayreuth" and Pietari speaks about conducting the Ring des Nibelungen at this year's Bayreuther Festspiele, his musical upbringing, his orchestras the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie and the KBS Symphony Orchestra and much more.

Press | 13.11.2023

VAN Magazine about “Tannhäuser” in Berlin

Albrecht Selge from the German VAN Magazine published a rave review about "Tannhäuser" at the Deutsche Oper Berlin. You can find an English translation of part of the article and a link to the complete review in German here below.

Press | 10.11.2023

SR TV documentary

The German TV channel has broadcast a 45 minutes documentary about Pietari Inkinen. For "Ein Taktstock und ein Reisepass - Pietari Inkinen", Sven Rech and Hansi Jüngling interviewed and filmed Pietari during the rehearsal process for the Bayreuth ”Ring”, in Helsinki, Köln, Saarbrücken and South Korea during the tour with the DRP. The film is available online on demand on the ARD Mediathek: