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List of notable or famous conductors from Finland, with bios and photos, including the top conductors born in Finland and even some popular conductors who immigrated to Finland. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Finnish conductors then this list is the perfect resource for you. These conductors are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known conductor from Finland is included when available.

Everything from Toivo Kuula to Olli Mustonen is included on this list.

This historic conductors from Finland list can help answer the questions "Who are some Finnish conductors of note?" and "Who are the most famous conductors from Finland?" These prominent conductors of Finland may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Finnish conductors.

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Erkki Korhonen is a Finnish pianist, conductor and former director of the Finnish National Opera. He graduated from the Sibelius Academy in 1983. Continuing his studies in piano, vocal accompaniment and conducting with such names as György Sebök, Dimitri Bashkirov, Tamas Vásáry and Hartmut Höll, he specialised in opera coaching and worked under Max Epstein, Ubaldo Gardini and Alberto Zedda as well as Marc Belfort, Tamas Blum and Ralf Weikert at the Zurich Opera. Becoming a lecturer at the renowned Sibelius Academy, from 1989–1997, Korhonen taught at numerous conservatories throughout Finland as well as coached for more than twenty years at the Finnish National Opera, the Savonlina Opera ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 62

Birthplace: Finland

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Esa-Pekka Salonen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Conductors from Finland
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Esa-Pekka Salonen is a Finnish orchestral conductor and composer. He is currently Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor of the Philharmonia Orchestra in London and Conductor Laureate of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 59

Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland

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Georg Malmstén is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Conductors from Finland
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Georg Malmstén was a Finnish singer, musician, composer, orchestra conductor and actor. He was one of the most prolific entertainers in Finland of his time, producing over 800 records in numerous genres. In late 1930s, owning a record company, he made about half of his releases under the pseudonym Matti Reima. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 79 (1902-1981)

Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland

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Georg Schnéevoigt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Conductors from Finland
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Georg Schnéevoigt

Georg Lennart Schnéevoigt was a Finnish conductor and cellist, born in Vyborg, Grand Duchy of Finland, which is now in Russia. Schnéevoigt began his career as a cellist performing throughout Europe in the 1890s. He was principal cellist of the Helsinki Philharmonic from 1896 to 1902. After this, he conducted many orchestras including the Kaim Orchestra, Riga Philharmonic Orchestra which he founded, Oslo Philharmonic, the Stockholm Concert Society, the Sydney Symphony, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. From 1930 until his death in 1947, Schnéevoigt was chief conductor of the Malmö Symphony Orchestra. Schnéevoigt was a close friend of composer Jean Sibelius and often performed Sibelius's ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 75 (1872-1947)

Birthplace: Vyborg, Russia