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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.