Conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen receives Knighthood

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31 January 2021

FEDORA Prizes, Winners

Esa-Pekka Salonen,  the Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor for London’s Philharmonia Orchestra and the Conductor Laureate for the Los Angeles Philharmonic received Knighthood in New Year Honour!

Esa-Pekka Salonen’s restless innovation drives him constantly to reposition classical music in the 21st century. He is Artist in Association at the Finnish National Opera and Ballet, which lead him to be Composer of the project "Laila-Immersive Installation", winner of the first edition of the FEDORA Digital Prize in 2020.

He is part of the faculty of LA’s Colburn School, where he develops, leads, and directs the pre-professional Negaunee Conducting Program. He is the Conductor Laureate for both the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, where he was Music Director from 1992 until 2009. Salonen co-founded—and from 2003 until 2018 served as the Artistic Director for—the annual Baltic Sea Festival, which invites celebrated artists to promote unity and ecological awareness among the countries around the Baltic Sea.


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