Principal Guest Conductor: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Chief Conductor: Lahti Symphony Orchestra - Sinfonia Lahti
Artistic Director: Sibelius Festival
Dalia Stasevska’s charismatic and dynamic musicianship has established her as a conductor of exceptional versatility. Chief Conductor of Lahti Symphony Orchestra from 2021/22 season and Principal Guest Conductor to the BBC Symphony Orchestra, she made her BBC Proms debut in 2019 and conducted the Last Night of the Proms in 2020. Dalia was awarded the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Conductor Award in 2020.
Highlights of the 2020/21 season include debuts with Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Orchestre National de France and Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, and returns to Helsinki Philharmonic, Finnish Radio Symphony and Stavanger Symphony Orchestra amongst others. Dalia will close the BBC Symphony Orchestra’s season with violinist Pekka Kuusisto performing Lindberg’s Violin Concerto. Recent engagements have included Oslo Philharmonic, Swedish Radio Symphony, NAC Ottawa and Detroit Symphony orchestras.
A passionate opera conductor, she returned to Norske Opera to conduct Madam Butterfly last season following her debut with Lucia di Lammermoor in 2018. She has conducted Don Giovanni with Kungliga Opera Stockholm, directed by Ole Anders Tandberg as well as Opéra de Toulon conducting Eugene Onegin. She has conducted Cunning Little Vixen with Finnish National Opera as well as Sebastian Fagerlund’s Höstsonaten at the 2018 Baltic Sea Festival in Stockholm, featuring Anne-Sofie von Otter.
Dalia originally studied as a violinist and composer at the Tampere Conservatoire and violin, viola and conducting at the Sibelius Academy. As conductor her teachers include Jorma Panula and Leif Segerstam. In December 2018, she had the honour of conducting the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic at the Nobel Prize Ceremony in Stockholm.
Dalia Stasevska received Conductor Award 2020 by Royal Philharmonic Society in November 2020.
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