Press

May 12, 2024
Helsingin Sanomat

Conductor Dalia Stasevska's first single release bangs with punk fury

"For decades, attempts have been made to renew classical music records with crossovers and storied herring salad. There is a lot of talk about crossing borders, but few of these attempts have been recorded in the history of the sound record. Conductor Dalia Stasevska and the BBC Symphony Orchestra now present a concept with freshness, enthusiasm and contagious pride in what they are doing."
May 12, 2024
Helsingin Sanomat

Conductor Dalia Stasevska's first single release bangs with punk fury

"For decades, attempts have been made to renew classical music records with crossovers and storied herring salad. There is a lot of talk about crossing borders, but few of these attempts have been recorded in the history of the sound record. Conductor Dalia Stasevska and the BBC Symphony Orchestra now present a concept with freshness, enthusiasm and contagious pride in what they are doing."
May 10, 2024
The Daily Item

REVIEW: Philadelphia's and Pittsburgh's Orchestras

"Under the baton of guest conductor Dalia Stasevska, Philly's strings had a commanding presence, and woodwinds were relegated to shading in colors and adding flourishes rather than playing with equal weight..."
May 10, 2024
The Daily Item

REVIEW: Philadelphia's and Pittsburgh's Orchestras

"Under the baton of guest conductor Dalia Stasevska, Philly's strings had a commanding presence, and woodwinds were relegated to shading in colors and adding flourishes rather than playing with equal weight..."
May 6, 2024
ConcertoNet

Andsnes and Stasevska reimagine 20th century favorites

“Dalia Stasevska has joined the burgeoning league of sought-after women conductors, and with good reason. After witnessing her lead the Philadelphia Orchestra on May 3, I am convinced there is nothing in the realm of conducting that she can’t do.“
May 6, 2024
ConcertoNet

Andsnes and Stasevska reimagine 20th century favorites

“Dalia Stasevska has joined the burgeoning league of sought-after women conductors, and with good reason. After witnessing her lead the Philadelphia Orchestra on May 3, I am convinced there is nothing in the realm of conducting that she can’t do.“
April 21, 2024
Gießener Allgemeine

Huge spectrum of sounds

"Stasevska has the right reading ready for every piece, which is why the sound spectrum on this evening can be described as enormous."
April 21, 2024
Gießener Allgemeine

Huge spectrum of sounds

"Stasevska has the right reading ready for every piece, which is why the sound spectrum on this evening can be described as enormous."
April 19, 2024
Online Merker

Through Eras and Landscapes – Great Conductor

"Under the direction of charismatic conductor Dalia Stasevska, the orchestra gave an impressive performance that took the audience on an emotional journey."
April 19, 2024
Online Merker

Through Eras and Landscapes – Great Conductor

"Under the direction of charismatic conductor Dalia Stasevska, the orchestra gave an impressive performance that took the audience on an emotional journey."
April 1, 2024
Cool Cleveland

MUSIC REVIEW: The Cleveland Orchestra

"Stasevska, a new mother, wielded a sense of new energy and new beginnings mirroring that of spring and the resurgence of greenery."
April 1, 2024
Cool Cleveland

MUSIC REVIEW: The Cleveland Orchestra

"Stasevska, a new mother, wielded a sense of new energy and new beginnings mirroring that of spring and the resurgence of greenery."
March 22, 2024
Cleveland.com

Finnish guest conductor Dalia Stasevska draws on musical nature in Cleveland Orchestra debut

"She exuded musical passion for whatever score was in front of her, and the orchestra responded in kind.”
March 22, 2024
Cleveland.com

Finnish guest conductor Dalia Stasevska draws on musical nature in Cleveland Orchestra debut

"She exuded musical passion for whatever score was in front of her, and the orchestra responded in kind.”
March 5, 2024
The Standard UK

Dalia Stasevska: Russia is trying to destroy Ukrainian identity

The Finnish-Ukrainian conductor has been fighting the cultural battle since the war began. She talks about driving supplies to the border, keeping the country’s music alive, and her new album

Anyone who underestimates Stasevska’s worth is making a big mistake. My prediction? If the powers behind one of those big bands have even a modicum of sense, she’ll be running one of them by the time she’s 50.
March 5, 2024
The Standard UK

Dalia Stasevska: Russia is trying to destroy Ukrainian identity

The Finnish-Ukrainian conductor has been fighting the cultural battle since the war began. She talks about driving supplies to the border, keeping the country’s music alive, and her new album

Anyone who underestimates Stasevska’s worth is making a big mistake. My prediction? If the powers behind one of those big bands have even a modicum of sense, she’ll be running one of them by the time she’s 50.
January 25, 2024
The Daily Californian

Dalia Stasevska delivers musical tour de force in return to San Francisco Symphony

Stasevska’s conducting was a performance in its own right as she danced around her podium, passionately directing the orchestra... underscored the individual expression of each distinct performer while allowing them to harmonize, as if to form a forest of sound that surrounded the audience."
January 25, 2024
The Daily Californian

Dalia Stasevska delivers musical tour de force in return to San Francisco Symphony

Stasevska’s conducting was a performance in its own right as she danced around her podium, passionately directing the orchestra... underscored the individual expression of each distinct performer while allowing them to harmonize, as if to form a forest of sound that surrounded the audience."
January 22, 2024
San Francisco Classical Voice

Dalia Stasevska Wows Again With SF Symphony

Stasevska was the ideal concerto partner, balancing the piano and orchestra perfectly and, mirroring Cho, bringing out all the counterpoint in the orchestra.
January 22, 2024
San Francisco Classical Voice

Dalia Stasevska Wows Again With SF Symphony

Stasevska was the ideal concerto partner, balancing the piano and orchestra perfectly and, mirroring Cho, bringing out all the counterpoint in the orchestra.
January 19, 2024
Datebook SF

Review: Conductor Dalia Stasevska stirs up drama in a heroic S.F. Symphony return

Guest conductor Dalia Stasevska and pianist Seong-Jin Cho perform with the San Francisco Symphony in San Francisco, Calif.

Stasevska has that intangible quality essential to any conductor — the ability to lead, cajole, persuade and inspire a collection of independent-minded musicians to pull together in the same direction
January 19, 2024
Datebook SF

Review: Conductor Dalia Stasevska stirs up drama in a heroic S.F. Symphony return

Guest conductor Dalia Stasevska and pianist Seong-Jin Cho perform with the San Francisco Symphony in San Francisco, Calif.

Stasevska has that intangible quality essential to any conductor — the ability to lead, cajole, persuade and inspire a collection of independent-minded musicians to pull together in the same direction
January 16, 2024
The Guardian

‘Our music cannot be destroyed’: the duo reviving a macabre Ukrainian masterpiece

There’s such a contrast between light and dark in Ukraine. Music is to me the light. It makes me believe in good – and in humanity.
January 16, 2024
The Guardian

‘Our music cannot be destroyed’: the duo reviving a macabre Ukrainian masterpiece

There’s such a contrast between light and dark in Ukraine. Music is to me the light. It makes me believe in good – and in humanity.
January 11, 2024
The Scotsman

Album reviews: Sleater-Kinney | Bill Ryder-Jones | The Vaccines

It being a time when female conductors and composers are at last getting a fair hearing, here is the excellent Dalia Stasevska, better know in the UK as principal guest conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, reviving a fellow Finnish composer who missed out on the exposure she deserved during the 20th century...
January 11, 2024
The Scotsman

Album reviews: Sleater-Kinney | Bill Ryder-Jones | The Vaccines

It being a time when female conductors and composers are at last getting a fair hearing, here is the excellent Dalia Stasevska, better know in the UK as principal guest conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, reviving a fellow Finnish composer who missed out on the exposure she deserved during the 20th century...
January 3, 2024
The Times UK

Dalia Stasevska: Helvi Leiviska review — two fab Finns to hear now

Interested in starting the new year with a new experience? How about listening for the first time to the music of Helvi Leiviska, Finland’s primary female composer of the 20th century?

It’s clear that personable Dalia Stasevska (known here as the BBC Symphony Orchestra’s principal guest conductor) feels utterly at home with music that fully acknowledges the Finnish giant Sibelius but still projects a satisfying and striking personal voice
January 3, 2024
The Times UK

Dalia Stasevska: Helvi Leiviska review — two fab Finns to hear now

Interested in starting the new year with a new experience? How about listening for the first time to the music of Helvi Leiviska, Finland’s primary female composer of the 20th century?

It’s clear that personable Dalia Stasevska (known here as the BBC Symphony Orchestra’s principal guest conductor) feels utterly at home with music that fully acknowledges the Finnish giant Sibelius but still projects a satisfying and striking personal voice
December 28, 2023
The New York Times

5 Classical Music Albums You Can Listen to Right Now

Surveys of works by Helvi Leiviska and Louis Wayne Ballard, as well as a restored version of “Cavalleria Rusticana,” are among the highlights.

Dalia Stasevska and the Lahti Symphony give everything their all.
December 28, 2023
The New York Times

5 Classical Music Albums You Can Listen to Right Now

Surveys of works by Helvi Leiviska and Louis Wayne Ballard, as well as a restored version of “Cavalleria Rusticana,” are among the highlights.

Dalia Stasevska and the Lahti Symphony give everything their all.
December 15, 2023
The New York Times

The Breakout Stars of 2023

These eight performers and artists broke away from the pack this year, delighting us and making us think.

December 15, 2023
The New York Times

The Breakout Stars of 2023

These eight performers and artists broke away from the pack this year, delighting us and making us think.

December 1, 2023
Broadway World

Review: SIBELIUS SYMPHONY NO. 5 at Benaroya Hall

Stasevska demonstrated her affinity for her native music, not to mention a comprehensive knowledge of the score, with a clear understanding of the subtleties set forth in the opening. Her long-armed, broad strokes, rhythmic body gestures and heartfelt facial expressions drew both subtlety and splendor from the orchestra’s first-class wind and brass sections…
December 1, 2023
Broadway World

Review: SIBELIUS SYMPHONY NO. 5 at Benaroya Hall

Stasevska demonstrated her affinity for her native music, not to mention a comprehensive knowledge of the score, with a clear understanding of the subtleties set forth in the opening. Her long-armed, broad strokes, rhythmic body gestures and heartfelt facial expressions drew both subtlety and splendor from the orchestra’s first-class wind and brass sections…
November 27, 2023
Cincinnati Business Courier

REVIEW: Dalia Stasevska returns to lead majestic Sibelius Fifth at CSO

Exactly a year after making her debut with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, guest conductor Dalia Stasevska made a welcome return to Music Hall.

“She is the real deal. The warmth she communicated in her remarks was also evident in Dvorak’s “Largo”… It made me wish that the entire symphony had been programmed… Stasevska was a dynamic presence as she led with momentum to its majestic summit and the six chords that punctuate the work. Listeners were instantly on their feet.”
November 27, 2023
Cincinnati Business Courier

REVIEW: Dalia Stasevska returns to lead majestic Sibelius Fifth at CSO

Exactly a year after making her debut with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, guest conductor Dalia Stasevska made a welcome return to Music Hall.

“She is the real deal. The warmth she communicated in her remarks was also evident in Dvorak’s “Largo”… It made me wish that the entire symphony had been programmed… Stasevska was a dynamic presence as she led with momentum to its majestic summit and the six chords that punctuate the work. Listeners were instantly on their feet.”
November 17, 2023
Seen and Heard International

All in the Family

“Last night’s Seattle Symphony performance drew the largest crowd I’ve seen so far this season. Which meant a flow of positive energy and attentiveness was already surging through Benaroya — even before Dalia Stasevska ascended the podium for her return visit to conduct the SSO in a lively program of new music combined with a classic by her compatriot Sibelius.”
November 17, 2023
Seen and Heard International

All in the Family

“Last night’s Seattle Symphony performance drew the largest crowd I’ve seen so far this season. Which meant a flow of positive energy and attentiveness was already surging through Benaroya — even before Dalia Stasevska ascended the podium for her return visit to conduct the SSO in a lively program of new music combined with a classic by her compatriot Sibelius.”
November 15, 2023
KING FM

Conductor Dalia Stasevska returns to the Seattle Symphony - New Day NW

Dalia Stasevska talks about her return as a guest conductor at the Seattle Symphony this weekend along with her husband Lauri Porra who composed music in the program

November 15, 2023
KING FM

Conductor Dalia Stasevska returns to the Seattle Symphony - New Day NW

Dalia Stasevska talks about her return as a guest conductor at the Seattle Symphony this weekend along with her husband Lauri Porra who composed music in the program

September 17, 2023
Podbean

Conductor Dalia Stasevska Using Her Profile to Help Ukraine

Acclaimed Finnish conductor Dalia Stasevska opened this year’s prestigious First Night of the Proms at London’s Royal Albert Hall... She tells Helen she considered giving up her career in music for a while to concentrate on volunteering full-time but has decided to use her platform to keep people informed of the ongoing atrocities and to ensure the world doesn’t tire of the plight of Ukrainian people.

September 17, 2023
Podbean

Conductor Dalia Stasevska Using Her Profile to Help Ukraine

Acclaimed Finnish conductor Dalia Stasevska opened this year’s prestigious First Night of the Proms at London’s Royal Albert Hall... She tells Helen she considered giving up her career in music for a while to concentrate on volunteering full-time but has decided to use her platform to keep people informed of the ongoing atrocities and to ensure the world doesn’t tire of the plight of Ukrainian people.

July 21, 2023
The Spectator

Why is this genius playing to a half-empty Royal Albert Hall? Benjamin Grosvenor Prom reviewed

Plus: splendour from Dalia Stasevska and the BBC Symphony Orchestra

Stasevska’s slashing baton the brass fanfares achieved a machine-gun precision that was gleefully matched by the strings... It can’t be long before she climbs the ladder.
July 21, 2023
The Spectator

Why is this genius playing to a half-empty Royal Albert Hall? Benjamin Grosvenor Prom reviewed

Plus: splendour from Dalia Stasevska and the BBC Symphony Orchestra

Stasevska’s slashing baton the brass fanfares achieved a machine-gun precision that was gleefully matched by the strings... It can’t be long before she climbs the ladder.
July 15, 2023
The Guardian

Prom 1: BBCSO/Stasevska review – energy, ovations and defiance open season

★★★★☆ A programme ranging from Sibelius, Grieg and Britten to a world premiere by Ukrainian Bohdana Frolyak opened the Proms with conductor Dalia Stasevska engaged and outgoing.

Conductor Dalia Stasevska had a lot to do with it too. The evening’s engaged and outgoing programming reflected her press-on musical personality - she is not a conductor who lingers over the score, but given her own Ukrainian origins and her Finnish citizenship, her defiance in the choice of works and the performances was hard to miss, and the impact unerring.
July 15, 2023
The Guardian

Prom 1: BBCSO/Stasevska review – energy, ovations and defiance open season

★★★★☆ A programme ranging from Sibelius, Grieg and Britten to a world premiere by Ukrainian Bohdana Frolyak opened the Proms with conductor Dalia Stasevska engaged and outgoing.

Conductor Dalia Stasevska had a lot to do with it too. The evening’s engaged and outgoing programming reflected her press-on musical personality - she is not a conductor who lingers over the score, but given her own Ukrainian origins and her Finnish citizenship, her defiance in the choice of works and the performances was hard to miss, and the impact unerring.
July 15, 2023
The Times

First Night of the Proms review –– Oil protesters fail to quench a musical fire

★★★★☆

Stasevska’s flamboyant interpretation of Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra: two masterpieces that have no agenda except a celebration of music itself.
July 15, 2023
The Times

First Night of the Proms review –– Oil protesters fail to quench a musical fire

★★★★☆

Stasevska’s flamboyant interpretation of Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra: two masterpieces that have no agenda except a celebration of music itself.
July 15, 2023
The Arts Desk

First Night of the Proms, BBCSO, Stasevska review - fire and elan mark an evening celebrating freedom

★★★★☆ A blazing launch to the biggest music festival in the world

Stasevska – who over the last year has driven lorries from Finland to Ukraine with supplies for the war-torn nation – was in every sense the concert’s star, amplifying the sense of bravery and defiance that made it a memorable first night.
July 15, 2023
The Arts Desk

First Night of the Proms, BBCSO, Stasevska review - fire and elan mark an evening celebrating freedom

★★★★☆ A blazing launch to the biggest music festival in the world

Stasevska – who over the last year has driven lorries from Finland to Ukraine with supplies for the war-torn nation – was in every sense the concert’s star, amplifying the sense of bravery and defiance that made it a memorable first night.
July 15, 2023
inews

First Night of the Proms, review: Just Stop Oil didn’t dent the atmosphere – we all came out rejuvenated

★★★★★ This concert was heart-warming for its engagement with today’s burning issues, while simultaneously celebrating the timeless joy of music-making

Dalia Stasevska, the BBCSO’s principal guest conductor, is a treasure. Born in Kyiv, raised in Finland, at present heavily pregnant and, in her spare time, busy driving lorries of aid to Ukraine, she has oodles of energy and charisma; her down-to-earth warmth and her delight in the music seems to bring out the best in everybody, the audience included.
July 15, 2023
inews

First Night of the Proms, review: Just Stop Oil didn’t dent the atmosphere – we all came out rejuvenated

★★★★★ This concert was heart-warming for its engagement with today’s burning issues, while simultaneously celebrating the timeless joy of music-making

Dalia Stasevska, the BBCSO’s principal guest conductor, is a treasure. Born in Kyiv, raised in Finland, at present heavily pregnant and, in her spare time, busy driving lorries of aid to Ukraine, she has oodles of energy and charisma; her down-to-earth warmth and her delight in the music seems to bring out the best in everybody, the audience included.
July 15, 2023
The Telegraph

First Night of the Proms 2023, Royal Albert Hall, review: Joyous with nuances of freedom

★★★★☆ Opening night evokes pure joy whilst acknowledging turbulent times and the fight for freedom

... she had more reason to feel the music’s message than anyone else in that hall, and she led a blazing performance of the choral version of the piece [Finlandia].
July 15, 2023
The Telegraph

First Night of the Proms 2023, Royal Albert Hall, review: Joyous with nuances of freedom

★★★★☆ Opening night evokes pure joy whilst acknowledging turbulent times and the fight for freedom

... she had more reason to feel the music’s message than anyone else in that hall, and she led a blazing performance of the choral version of the piece [Finlandia].
July 7, 2023
The Times UK

Dalia Stasevska: From the war zone in Ukraine to the First Night of the Proms 2023

When the acclaimed Ukrainian-Finnish conductor is not leading top orchestras she’s driving aid lorries to Lviv, she tells Neil Fisher

"There is a core of steel about Stasevska… and it doesn’t sound as if defeat is on the table."
July 7, 2023
The Times UK

Dalia Stasevska: From the war zone in Ukraine to the First Night of the Proms 2023

When the acclaimed Ukrainian-Finnish conductor is not leading top orchestras she’s driving aid lorries to Lviv, she tells Neil Fisher

"There is a core of steel about Stasevska… and it doesn’t sound as if defeat is on the table."
July 4, 2023
Financial Times

Five stars for a magical Midsummer Night’s Dream at Glyndebourne — review

Dalia Stasevska conducts Britten’s filigree score with bold colours and tougher accents than many, giving this revival its own self-confident air. Surely against all the odds, the magic lives on.
July 4, 2023
Financial Times

Five stars for a magical Midsummer Night’s Dream at Glyndebourne — review

Dalia Stasevska conducts Britten’s filigree score with bold colours and tougher accents than many, giving this revival its own self-confident air. Surely against all the odds, the magic lives on.
June 5, 2023
The Art Music Lounge

Mustonen Plays Rautavaara & Martinů

Stasevska is exactly the right conductor for this music... Stasevska’s extraordinary ability to get under the skin of the scores she leads make it sound anything but conventional. Her sharp rhythmic accents and ability to bring out the inner orchestral voices clearly (another trait she shares with Segerstam) give the music an edginess...
June 5, 2023
The Art Music Lounge

Mustonen Plays Rautavaara & Martinů

Stasevska is exactly the right conductor for this music... Stasevska’s extraordinary ability to get under the skin of the scores she leads make it sound anything but conventional. Her sharp rhythmic accents and ability to bring out the inner orchestral voices clearly (another trait she shares with Segerstam) give the music an edginess...
May 22, 2023
The Guardian

Hallé orchestra/Stasevska review – Beethoven’s wit and Sibelius’s passion

A programme of Sibelius, Andrea Tarrodi and Beethoven – with soloists Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Benjamin Grosvenor and Hyeyoon Park – saw the Hallé on magnificent form, conducted with flair and grace

Segueing into the Sibelius without a pause was a daring juxtaposition, moving from an exotic paradise into the stark simplicity of a line rising from a Finnish horizon. Stasevska achieved it all with flair.
May 22, 2023
The Guardian

Hallé orchestra/Stasevska review – Beethoven’s wit and Sibelius’s passion

A programme of Sibelius, Andrea Tarrodi and Beethoven – with soloists Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Benjamin Grosvenor and Hyeyoon Park – saw the Hallé on magnificent form, conducted with flair and grace

Segueing into the Sibelius without a pause was a daring juxtaposition, moving from an exotic paradise into the stark simplicity of a line rising from a Finnish horizon. Stasevska achieved it all with flair.
May 3, 2023
San Francisco Classical Voice

Sibelius Strikes Home With SF Symphony and Dalia Stasevska

Stasevska extended the movement’s pauses between subjects into pools of contemplation of what had just been and what was to come.
May 3, 2023
San Francisco Classical Voice

Sibelius Strikes Home With SF Symphony and Dalia Stasevska

Stasevska extended the movement’s pauses between subjects into pools of contemplation of what had just been and what was to come.
May 3, 2023
The Berkeley Daily Planet

Joshua Bell Excels in the Sibelius Violin Concerto with SF Symphony

Dalia Stasevska made a forceful impression... A highly physical conductor, the results were undeniably strong.
May 3, 2023
The Berkeley Daily Planet

Joshua Bell Excels in the Sibelius Violin Concerto with SF Symphony

Dalia Stasevska made a forceful impression... A highly physical conductor, the results were undeniably strong.
April 28, 2023
KQED: NPR Morning Edition

San Francisco Symphony Stages Premiere Performance of ‘Nautilus’

KQED’s Ariana Proehl talks with conductor Dalia Stasevska.

April 28, 2023
KQED: NPR Morning Edition

San Francisco Symphony Stages Premiere Performance of ‘Nautilus’

KQED’s Ariana Proehl talks with conductor Dalia Stasevska.

April 28, 2023
SF Chronicle: Datebook

Review: S.F. Symphony sounds smoothly powerful in Sibelius

In her first San Francisco appearance, Stasevska left a formidable impression as a performer of eloquence and insight.
April 28, 2023
SF Chronicle: Datebook

Review: S.F. Symphony sounds smoothly powerful in Sibelius

In her first San Francisco appearance, Stasevska left a formidable impression as a performer of eloquence and insight.
April 25, 2023
San Francisco Classical Voice

Conductor Dalia Stasevska: Heart of a Lion

Dalia Stasevska is not your mother’s conductor. Indeed, as chief conductor of Finland’s Lahti Symphony Orchestra and principal guest conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra — in 2019, she became the youngest person, and first woman, to be awarded that title...
April 25, 2023
San Francisco Classical Voice

Conductor Dalia Stasevska: Heart of a Lion

Dalia Stasevska is not your mother’s conductor. Indeed, as chief conductor of Finland’s Lahti Symphony Orchestra and principal guest conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra — in 2019, she became the youngest person, and first woman, to be awarded that title...
April 2, 2023
Violinist

Review: Violinist Randall Goosby Performs with the LA Phil

The orchestra, under conductor Dalia Stasevska, sounded jubilant during its long interludes, accelerating forcefully into the cadenza, releasing Goosby to play in his own time.
April 2, 2023
Violinist

Review: Violinist Randall Goosby Performs with the LA Phil

The orchestra, under conductor Dalia Stasevska, sounded jubilant during its long interludes, accelerating forcefully into the cadenza, releasing Goosby to play in his own time.
March 31, 2023
ConcertoNet

A Refreshing Afternoon

Finnish conductor Dalia Stasevska… mastery of the music is apparent with an interpretive vision that she is able to portray to the audience… Stasevska’s tempos were spirited… and dazzled… with a particularly noteworthy second movement, played with sweet lyricism.
March 31, 2023
ConcertoNet

A Refreshing Afternoon

Finnish conductor Dalia Stasevska… mastery of the music is apparent with an interpretive vision that she is able to portray to the audience… Stasevska’s tempos were spirited… and dazzled… with a particularly noteworthy second movement, played with sweet lyricism.
March 31, 2023
Stage and Cinema

Stasevska, Stasevska, Stasevska

Music Review: TCHAIKOVSKY AND SIBELIUS (LA Phil; Conductor Dalia Stasevska, Violinist Randall Goosby)

Regal, commanding, emotional, exuberant, turbulent, coaxing, and generous, she led an LA Phil premiere of Andrea Tarrodi’s Liguria, Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with Randall Goosby, and Sibelius’s Second Symphony, pulling sounds from our estimable orchestra rarely heard with a guest conductor.
March 31, 2023
Stage and Cinema

Stasevska, Stasevska, Stasevska

Music Review: TCHAIKOVSKY AND SIBELIUS (LA Phil; Conductor Dalia Stasevska, Violinist Randall Goosby)

Regal, commanding, emotional, exuberant, turbulent, coaxing, and generous, she led an LA Phil premiere of Andrea Tarrodi’s Liguria, Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with Randall Goosby, and Sibelius’s Second Symphony, pulling sounds from our estimable orchestra rarely heard with a guest conductor.
March 31, 2023
Stage and Cinema

Stasevska, Stasevska, Stasevska

Music Review: TCHAIKOVSKY AND SIBELIUS (LA Phil; Conductor Dalia Stasevska, Violinist Randall Goosby)

…if I had my druthers, I’d like to see her — get ready for this — fill the shoes of Gustavo Dudamel when he leaves in three years to lead the NY Phil…
March 31, 2023
Stage and Cinema

Stasevska, Stasevska, Stasevska

Music Review: TCHAIKOVSKY AND SIBELIUS (LA Phil; Conductor Dalia Stasevska, Violinist Randall Goosby)

…if I had my druthers, I’d like to see her — get ready for this — fill the shoes of Gustavo Dudamel when he leaves in three years to lead the NY Phil…
March 26, 2023
Bachtrack

Dalia Stasevska honors Scandinavia in Philadelphia Orchestra debut

The conductor elegantly shaped the first movement with familiar tranquility, though she inserted details that stood out within the fabric of the piece…The Allegro molto finale was as hard charging as I’ve ever heard it, though not at the expense of precise dynamic control. Tension ratcheted up to the stirring release of the final crashing chords…after the final burst concluded, you felt as if you’d witnessed a lightning storm.
March 26, 2023
Bachtrack

Dalia Stasevska honors Scandinavia in Philadelphia Orchestra debut

The conductor elegantly shaped the first movement with familiar tranquility, though she inserted details that stood out within the fabric of the piece…The Allegro molto finale was as hard charging as I’ve ever heard it, though not at the expense of precise dynamic control. Tension ratcheted up to the stirring release of the final crashing chords…after the final burst concluded, you felt as if you’d witnessed a lightning storm.
March 15, 2023
NBC 10 PHILADELPHIA

Conductor Brings Music to Stages While Bringing Awareness to the Toll of War in Ukraine

Dalia Stasevska brings an orchestra to life with a message of the toll that Russia’s war is having on the people of Ukraine. NBC10’s Randy Gyllenhaal shares her message.

March 15, 2023
NBC 10 PHILADELPHIA

Conductor Brings Music to Stages While Bringing Awareness to the Toll of War in Ukraine

Dalia Stasevska brings an orchestra to life with a message of the toll that Russia’s war is having on the people of Ukraine. NBC10’s Randy Gyllenhaal shares her message.

March 1, 2023
WETA

Dalia Stasevska: A Dynamo on and off the Podium

I began by asking her how she “psychs” herself, achieves the level of confidence needed to lead the talented musicians of famous orchestras throughout the world.

I have no special tricks for preparing myself. I just come as I am, share the passion for music and hope it resonates with the musicians and audiences alike.
March 1, 2023
WETA

Dalia Stasevska: A Dynamo on and off the Podium

I began by asking her how she “psychs” herself, achieves the level of confidence needed to lead the talented musicians of famous orchestras throughout the world.

I have no special tricks for preparing myself. I just come as I am, share the passion for music and hope it resonates with the musicians and audiences alike.
February 26, 2023
CBS Minessota

1-on-1 with Finnish conductor Dalia Stasevska

Derek James talks with Finnish conductor Dalia Stasevska, who made her debut with the Minnesota Orchestra on Feb. 24th. The Ukrainian-born musician has been working to provide help and hope to those suffering amid the war overseas.

February 26, 2023
CBS Minessota

1-on-1 with Finnish conductor Dalia Stasevska

Derek James talks with Finnish conductor Dalia Stasevska, who made her debut with the Minnesota Orchestra on Feb. 24th. The Ukrainian-born musician has been working to provide help and hope to those suffering amid the war overseas.

February 12, 2023
New Criterion

New York chronicle

From Stasevska and the Philharmonic, the first movement of this symphony was very effective. It had a Classical skeleton, with little room for the blowsy... it was good to hear the Symphony No. 2—like meeting an old, loved friend.
February 12, 2023
New Criterion

New York chronicle

From Stasevska and the Philharmonic, the first movement of this symphony was very effective. It had a Classical skeleton, with little room for the blowsy... it was good to hear the Symphony No. 2—like meeting an old, loved friend.
January 23, 2023
BlogCritics

Concert Review: New York Philharmonic, Lisa Batiashvili

Right from the rumbling, ominous start, an animated Stasevska brought out the orchestra's manifold of colors... Altogether, I can’t recall hearing a more intelligent and fresh reading of Sibelius’ distinctive sense of time and unique musical language.
January 23, 2023
BlogCritics

Concert Review: New York Philharmonic, Lisa Batiashvili

Right from the rumbling, ominous start, an animated Stasevska brought out the orchestra's manifold of colors... Altogether, I can’t recall hearing a more intelligent and fresh reading of Sibelius’ distinctive sense of time and unique musical language.
January 22, 2023
The New York Times

Review: At the Philharmonic, a Conductor Argues With Passion

It was the kind of performance that, without trying to, had audience members roaring with applause after the first movement, then, at the end, immediately rising for a standing ovation — one of the most passionate I’ve heard at Geffen Hall this season.
January 22, 2023
The New York Times

Review: At the Philharmonic, a Conductor Argues With Passion

It was the kind of performance that, without trying to, had audience members roaring with applause after the first movement, then, at the end, immediately rising for a standing ovation — one of the most passionate I’ve heard at Geffen Hall this season.
January 18, 2023
The New York Times

A Conductor on a Mission to Help Ukraine

Dalia Stasevska, who leads the New York Philharmonic this week, has raised money for and delivered supplies to Ukraine, where she was born.

I can’t save Ukraine by playing music, but I can use my mouth and speak out, and I can act,” she said. “We can’t just hide behind our virtues. There comes a time for action.
January 18, 2023
The New York Times

A Conductor on a Mission to Help Ukraine

Dalia Stasevska, who leads the New York Philharmonic this week, has raised money for and delivered supplies to Ukraine, where she was born.

I can’t save Ukraine by playing music, but I can use my mouth and speak out, and I can act,” she said. “We can’t just hide behind our virtues. There comes a time for action.
January 18, 2023
WDCB

A Conversation With Renowned Conductor Dalia Stasevska

WDCB’s Gary Zidek sits down with conductor Dalia Stasevska during her recent visit to Chicago.

January 18, 2023
WDCB

A Conversation With Renowned Conductor Dalia Stasevska

WDCB’s Gary Zidek sits down with conductor Dalia Stasevska during her recent visit to Chicago.

January 17, 2023
WNYC

Conductor Dalia Stasevska Joins the New York Philharmonic

Finnish-Ukrainian conductor Dalia Stasevska has become one of the fastest rising stars in the classical world, and she'll be leading the New York Philharmonic in a performance of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto as well as the world-premiere performance of Wang Lu's new composition "Surge." Stasevska joins us to discuss the performances, her career, and her activism surrounding the war in Ukraine. The Philharmonic will be playing from January 20-22

January 17, 2023
WNYC

Conductor Dalia Stasevska Joins the New York Philharmonic

Finnish-Ukrainian conductor Dalia Stasevska has become one of the fastest rising stars in the classical world, and she'll be leading the New York Philharmonic in a performance of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto as well as the world-premiere performance of Wang Lu's new composition "Surge." Stasevska joins us to discuss the performances, her career, and her activism surrounding the war in Ukraine. The Philharmonic will be playing from January 20-22

December 9, 2022
Splash Magazine

Dalia Stasevska Makes Her CSO Debut

...there were two amazing women in charge of the orchestra, and again this work did its magic. With conductor Dalia Stasevska (in her debut with the CSO) and violinist Hillary Hahn (the reigning queen of the violin) each note was beautiful... it was thrilling to see these two women in action and powerful to watch bow and baton in choreography with one another.
December 9, 2022
Splash Magazine

Dalia Stasevska Makes Her CSO Debut

...there were two amazing women in charge of the orchestra, and again this work did its magic. With conductor Dalia Stasevska (in her debut with the CSO) and violinist Hillary Hahn (the reigning queen of the violin) each note was beautiful... it was thrilling to see these two women in action and powerful to watch bow and baton in choreography with one another.
December 7, 2022
PBS: WTTW

Renowned Conductor Dalia Stasevska to Lead CSO in Three Performances

Dalia Stasevska has loved music since she was a child. It wasn’t until her introduction to classical music by a teacher when she was 12 years old that she realized she’d discovered a lifelong passion.

December 7, 2022
PBS: WTTW

Renowned Conductor Dalia Stasevska to Lead CSO in Three Performances

Dalia Stasevska has loved music since she was a child. It wasn’t until her introduction to classical music by a teacher when she was 12 years old that she realized she’d discovered a lifelong passion.

December 7, 2022
CBS News

Conductor making debut for Chicago Symphony Orchestra is dedicated to helping war-torn Ukraine

Conducting orchestras is Dalia Stasevska's passion, but she frequently moves from the podium to the front lines of war in Ukraine – helping the war-torn country where she was born.

December 7, 2022
CBS News

Conductor making debut for Chicago Symphony Orchestra is dedicated to helping war-torn Ukraine

Conducting orchestras is Dalia Stasevska's passion, but she frequently moves from the podium to the front lines of war in Ukraine – helping the war-torn country where she was born.

December 1, 2022
YLE

Top conductor Dalia Stasevska almost left her job when Russia attacked Ukraine: "That's how my own front started"

Sinfonia Lahti's Ukrainian-born chief conductor Dalia Stasevska speaks for Ukraine around the world. He demands more aid to the country, where the war has continued for more than nine months.

December 1, 2022
YLE

Top conductor Dalia Stasevska almost left her job when Russia attacked Ukraine: "That's how my own front started"

Sinfonia Lahti's Ukrainian-born chief conductor Dalia Stasevska speaks for Ukraine around the world. He demands more aid to the country, where the war has continued for more than nine months.

November 21, 2022
The New Classical FM

Dalia Joins Sunday at the TSO

Dalia Stasevska, conductor of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra presentation of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto & Pathétique, joined guest host Paul Thomas on Sunday Night at The TSO to discuss the upcoming show, coming to Roy Thomson Hall on Wednesday November 23rd. Tune into the full podcast HERE!

November 21, 2022
The New Classical FM

Dalia Joins Sunday at the TSO

Dalia Stasevska, conductor of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra presentation of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto & Pathétique, joined guest host Paul Thomas on Sunday Night at The TSO to discuss the upcoming show, coming to Roy Thomson Hall on Wednesday November 23rd. Tune into the full podcast HERE!

November 18, 2022
Cincinnati Business Courier

REVIEW: Finnish conductor Dalia Stasevska impresses in Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra debut

"A rising star... with her inventive and well-conducted program, it’s no surprise that she is turning heads around the world."
November 18, 2022
Cincinnati Business Courier

REVIEW: Finnish conductor Dalia Stasevska impresses in Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra debut

"A rising star... with her inventive and well-conducted program, it’s no surprise that she is turning heads around the world."
October 24, 2022
The Daily Telegraph

Elgar and Sibelius arrive late but bring the BBC’s party to life

Following its autumn break after the Proms, the BBC Symphony Orchestra has come roaring back into action.

October 24, 2022
The Daily Telegraph

Elgar and Sibelius arrive late but bring the BBC’s party to life

Following its autumn break after the Proms, the BBC Symphony Orchestra has come roaring back into action.

October 23, 2022
The Guardian

BBCSO/Stasevska review – Auntie’s delayed premiere and an electrifying Sibelius First

The BBC’s 100th birthday gift from its Symphony Orchestra was Iain Farrington’s jaunty tribute, plus a scientific curiosity, a noble Elgar and an edge-of-your seat Sibelius finale

October 23, 2022
The Guardian

BBCSO/Stasevska review – Auntie’s delayed premiere and an electrifying Sibelius First

The BBC’s 100th birthday gift from its Symphony Orchestra was Iain Farrington’s jaunty tribute, plus a scientific curiosity, a noble Elgar and an edge-of-your seat Sibelius finale

October 22, 2022
Bachtrack

Eloquent Elgar and searing Sibelius from Stasevska, Gabetta and the BBCSO

If there is one thing that Stasevska is particularly good at, it is the ability to release huge reservoirs of energy in an elemental work like Sibelius’ Symphony no. 1 in E minor.
October 22, 2022
Bachtrack

Eloquent Elgar and searing Sibelius from Stasevska, Gabetta and the BBCSO

If there is one thing that Stasevska is particularly good at, it is the ability to release huge reservoirs of energy in an elemental work like Sibelius’ Symphony no. 1 in E minor.
October 21, 2022
The Times UK

The reign of terror is over. Bring on the new wave of nice conductors

Bernstein could crush presidents and professors, but the heyday of the ‘conductor as dictator’ is long gone...

October 21, 2022
The Times UK

The reign of terror is over. Bring on the new wave of nice conductors

Bernstein could crush presidents and professors, but the heyday of the ‘conductor as dictator’ is long gone...

August 10, 2022
Los Angeles Times

Review: Dalia Stasevska’s Hollywood Bowl debut reveals what all the fuss is about

As principal guest conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Stasevska has already passed a trial by fire: She conducted the orchestra in the Last Night at the Proms in September 2020. A difficult enough assignment at any time, this raucous populist London tradition always ends with “Rule, Britannia!” and “Land of Hope and Glory” sung by a large chorus and 5,000 spectators.

August 10, 2022
Los Angeles Times

Review: Dalia Stasevska’s Hollywood Bowl debut reveals what all the fuss is about

As principal guest conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Stasevska has already passed a trial by fire: She conducted the orchestra in the Last Night at the Proms in September 2020. A difficult enough assignment at any time, this raucous populist London tradition always ends with “Rule, Britannia!” and “Land of Hope and Glory” sung by a large chorus and 5,000 spectators.

August 3, 2022
Jackson Hole News & Guide

Finnish conductor established 'French connection'

August 3, 2022
Jackson Hole News & Guide

Finnish conductor established 'French connection'

July 21, 2022
The Arts Desk

She was thrilling to watch and ignited the orchestra with sheer force of personality, making for a very exciting performance.
July 21, 2022
The Arts Desk

She was thrilling to watch and ignited the orchestra with sheer force of personality, making for a very exciting performance.
March 5, 2022
Bachtrack

This is a conductor who can elicit the finest nuances with her precise directing, the softest moments often preceding great sweeps of her arms as she gathers in all the musicians while equally precisely bringing out one or another group.
March 5, 2022
Bachtrack

This is a conductor who can elicit the finest nuances with her precise directing, the softest moments often preceding great sweeps of her arms as she gathers in all the musicians while equally precisely bringing out one or another group.
February 13, 2022
NY Times

Review: An Audition Season Begins at the Philharmonic

February 13, 2022
NY Times

Review: An Audition Season Begins at the Philharmonic

November 12, 2021
The New York Times

Review: At the Philharmonic, Contemporary Is King for a Week

"Their works landed with persuasive panache [...] aided by powerful but never overly brash conducting by Dalia Stasevska."
November 12, 2021
The New York Times

Review: At the Philharmonic, Contemporary Is King for a Week

"Their works landed with persuasive panache [...] aided by powerful but never overly brash conducting by Dalia Stasevska."
October 26, 2021
Musical America

Stasevska is an important talent. Throughout the program, her time-keeping was rock solid, her cues impeccable, her musical understanding and commitment to these pieces unwavering.
October 26, 2021
Musical America

Stasevska is an important talent. Throughout the program, her time-keeping was rock solid, her cues impeccable, her musical understanding and commitment to these pieces unwavering.
October 21, 2021
The New York Times

Review: At the Philharmonic, Contemporary Is King for a Week

Their works landed with persuasive panache on Wednesday, aided by powerful but never overly brash conducting by Dalia Stasevska, also making her Philharmonic debut.

October 21, 2021
The New York Times

Review: At the Philharmonic, Contemporary Is King for a Week

Their works landed with persuasive panache on Wednesday, aided by powerful but never overly brash conducting by Dalia Stasevska, also making her Philharmonic debut.

October 21, 2021
New York Classical Review

Stasevska led what might have been the finest performance this piece has ever had.
October 21, 2021
New York Classical Review

Stasevska led what might have been the finest performance this piece has ever had.
July 30, 2021
The Telegraph

The best was saved until last. Dalia Stasevska, the young Finnish conductor on the podium, had until this point been content to guide things with skilful modesty. Now suddenly she came alive, shaping a performance of Sibelius’s Second Symphony that had me absolutely on the edge of my seat. The sheer urgency of the music, the way it has to struggle against its own tendency to disintegration and find a path to heroic affirmation has rarely seemed so thrilling.
July 30, 2021
The Telegraph

The best was saved until last. Dalia Stasevska, the young Finnish conductor on the podium, had until this point been content to guide things with skilful modesty. Now suddenly she came alive, shaping a performance of Sibelius’s Second Symphony that had me absolutely on the edge of my seat. The sheer urgency of the music, the way it has to struggle against its own tendency to disintegration and find a path to heroic affirmation has rarely seemed so thrilling.
July 30, 2021
The Guardian

Stasevska’s pacing was masterly – a coiled spring of a performance to push the current uncertainties of the music world from our minds.
July 30, 2021
The Guardian

Stasevska’s pacing was masterly – a coiled spring of a performance to push the current uncertainties of the music world from our minds.
July 21, 2021
Classical Music

Dalia Stasevksa on conducting the First and Last Nights of the Proms

And to round off her relaxing summer, she will then return to Finland to conduct her first concert as the newly appointed chief conductor of the Lahti Symphony Orchestra.

July 21, 2021
Classical Music

Dalia Stasevksa on conducting the First and Last Nights of the Proms

And to round off her relaxing summer, she will then return to Finland to conduct her first concert as the newly appointed chief conductor of the Lahti Symphony Orchestra.

May 5, 2021
Classical-Music

Conductor Dalia Stasevska: Music That Changed Me

Since July 2019, Dalia has been principal guest conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and has been named as chief conductor of the Lahti Symphony Orchestra

May 5, 2021
Classical-Music

Conductor Dalia Stasevska: Music That Changed Me

Since July 2019, Dalia has been principal guest conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and has been named as chief conductor of the Lahti Symphony Orchestra

August 6, 2019
Classical Source

By the end, laurels won, the packed audience hungry for more, she had the orchestra right behind her, flying triumphant. This was an auspicious Proms debut, expectant and adrenalin-charged.
August 6, 2019
Classical Source

By the end, laurels won, the packed audience hungry for more, she had the orchestra right behind her, flying triumphant. This was an auspicious Proms debut, expectant and adrenalin-charged.
July 19, 2019
The Telegraph UK

She has the real conductor’s gift of establishing pin-drop silence and total concentration in a hall filled with 5,000 people, and there’s a guilelessness and total sincerity in her conducting which is very winning.
July 19, 2019
The Telegraph UK

She has the real conductor’s gift of establishing pin-drop silence and total concentration in a hall filled with 5,000 people, and there’s a guilelessness and total sincerity in her conducting which is very winning.
January 25, 2019
The Guardian

Dalia Stasevska joins BBC Symphony Orchestra as principal guest conductor

Dalia is the youngest person – and the first woman – to be given a titled conducting position at the London-based orchestra.

January 25, 2019
The Guardian

Dalia Stasevska joins BBC Symphony Orchestra as principal guest conductor

Dalia is the youngest person – and the first woman – to be given a titled conducting position at the London-based orchestra.

April 1, 2018
Arts Desk

She’s a real find, making her UK debut with an orchestra clearly having a ball.
April 1, 2018
Arts Desk

She’s a real find, making her UK debut with an orchestra clearly having a ball.