March 16, 2023

Chief Conductor Dalia Stasevska Receives the Lahti Zonta Club Helmi Recognition 2023

Chief conductor Dalia Stasevska and Lahti Sinfonia are proud to announce that production work has started on a recording of Helvi Leiviskä, a project recognizing Finland's first female composer. Prior to this recording, her works and symphonies have never been recorded. The recording is set to debut in the Spring 2023.

"If I don't put Helvi Leiviskä on a pedestal, then who? We women have our own history right now. We cannot change the past, but we can build a new kind of future, e.g. by bringing a meaningful past," argues Dalia Stasevska.

Dalia Stasevska has also shown unwavering support to Ukraine by providing aid and support to families and soldiers suffering from the Russian invasion both locally and in Ukraine.

The Helmi recognition is awarded to a person, community or company operating in the Lahti region, which has courageously and visibly acted to promote the status of women and girls. Sinfonia Lahti is proud to acknowledge Dalia's on-going \efforts to improve the legal, political, economic, educational, health, and professional status of women.