Music Director of the Minnesota Orchestra for over a decade, Osmo Vänskä is recognised for his compelling interpretations of repertoire from all ages, passionately conveying the authentic message of the composer’s score. Vänskä has led the orchestra on five major European tours including festivals and venues such as the BBC Proms, Edinburgh Festival, Barbican Hall, Royal Concertgebouw and Berlin Philharmonie.
Much in demand as a guest conductor, in North America he has appeared e.g. with the New York and Los Angeles philharmonics, The Cleveland and Philadelphia orchestras and in Europe and the Far East with e.g. the Berliner Philharmoniker, the BBC Symphony, Netherlands Radio, Czech, Seoul, Hong Kong and London philharmonics, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and Wiener Philharmoniker.
In the 2016/17 season he will conduct the complete Sibelius symphony cycle with the London Philharmonic and return to Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Israel and Helsinki Philharmonics, New World and Finnish Radio symphony orchestras.