Meet Santtu-Matias Rouvali

The Philharmonia introduce Finnish conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali who is set to join the Orchestra as Principal guest Conductor.

Santtu-Matias Rouvali, Principal Guest Conductor (Philharmonia Orchestra)

Rouvali, talks us through his journey to becoming a conductor, one which began as a small boy fascinated by the timpani player in his parents’ orchestra. From there Rouvali himself became a percussionist and, after studying the conductor during performances, took the decision to swap drumstick for baton.

You just enjoy the music with the Philharmonia Orchestra because they are excellent musicians; they know the techniques, they know the notes, they have everything
Santtu-Matias Rouvali

The Philharmonia Orchestra are one of Southbank Centre’s resident orchestras.

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