Esa-Pekka Salonen

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Esa-Pekka Salonen (born June 30th, 1958, in Helsinki, Finland) is a Finnish conductor and composer. He is currently Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor of the Philharmonia Orchestra in London (2008-2017), Conductor Laureate of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and Composer-In-Residence at the New York Philharmonic.

He studied horn and composition at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, and conducting with Jorma Panula. One of his classmates was the composer Magnus Lindberg with whom Salonen formed the groups Korvat auki and Toimii. Later on Salonen studied with the composers Franco Donatoni, Niccolò Castiglioni and Einojuhani Rautavaara.

His first conducting experience was in 1979 with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. In 1983, he replaced an indisposed Michael Tilson Thomas to conduct a performance of Mahler's Symphony No. 3 with the Philharmonia Orchestra at very short notice, and it launched his career as a conductor. He was the Principal Guest Conductor of the Philharmonia from 1985 to 1994.

Salonen was Chief Conductor of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra from 1985-1995. He made his debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 1984 and has conducted the orchestra in every season since. In 1992 Salonen became orchestra's tenth Music Director. After 2008-2009 season, Gustavo Dudamel took over his post. Salonen intends to focus on composing and opera.

He is married to violinist Jane Price and they have three children. They reside in Los Angeles, California.
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Esa-Pekka Salonen - A Swedish Serenade album art Dag Wirén, Lars-Erik Larsson, Lille Bror Söderlundh, Ingvar Lidholm, Stockholm Sinfonietta, Esa-Pekka Salonen Dag Wirén, Lars-Erik Larsson, Lille Bror Söderlundh, Ingvar Lidholm, Stockholm Sinfonietta, Esa-Pekka Salonen - A Swedish Serenade (Album) BIS Sweden 1984 Sell This Version
LP-1 Esa-Pekka Salonen - Avanti! album art Avanti! Chamber Orchestra*, Salonen*, Saraste*, Ravel*, Strauss* Avanti! Chamber Orchestra*, Salonen*, Saraste*, Ravel*, Strauss* - Avanti!(LP) Avanti LP-1 Finland 1984 Sell This Version
Esa-Pekka Salonen - 1812 album art Tchaikovsky*, Borodin*, Balakirev* - Symphonie-Orchester Des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Esa-Pekka Salonen Tchaikovsky*, Borodin*, Balakirev* - Symphonie-Orchester Des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Esa-Pekka Salonen - 1812 (Album) Philips, Philips Digital Classics Germany 1985 Sell This Version
Esa-Pekka Salonen - Tomasi: Concerto For Trumpet And Orchestra / Jolivet: Concerto No. 2 For Trumpet - Concertino For Trumpet, String Orchestra And Piano album art Wynton Marsalis - Tomasi*, Jolivet* - Philharmonia Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen Wynton Marsalis - Tomasi*, Jolivet* - Philharmonia Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen - Tomasi: Concerto For Trumpet And Orchestra / Jolivet: Concerto No. 2 For Trumpet - Concertino For Trumpet, String Orchestra And Piano (Album) CBS Masterworks Canada 1986 Sell This Version
Esa-Pekka Salonen - Symphony No. 4 "The Inextinguishable"; Helios Overture album art Nielsen* : Esa-Pekka Salonen, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra* Nielsen* : Esa-Pekka Salonen, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra* - Symphony No. 4 "The Inextinguishable"; Helios Overture (Album) CBS Masterworks Europe 1986 Sell This Version
Esa-Pekka Salonen - Turangalîla-Symphonie / Symphony No. 3 album art Olivier Messiaen, Witold Lutoslawski, Philharmonia Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra Olivier Messiaen, Witold Lutoslawski, Philharmonia Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra - Turangalîla-Symphonie / Symphony No. 3 (Album) CBS Masterworks Netherlands 1986 Sell This Version
Esa-Pekka Salonen - Nielsen Symphony No. 1 album art Esa-Pekka Salonen, Nielsen*, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra*, New Stockholm Chamber Orchestra Esa-Pekka Salonen, Nielsen*, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra*, New Stockholm Chamber Orchestra - Nielsen Symphony No. 1 CBS Masterworks US 1987 Sell This Version
Esa-Pekka Salonen - Symphony No. 5 ; Pohjola's Daughter (Symphonic Fantasia, Op. 49 album art Sibelius*, Philharmonia Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen Sibelius*, Philharmonia Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen - Symphony No. 5 ; Pohjola's Daughter (Symphonic Fantasia, Op. 49 (Album) CBS Masterworks US 1987 Sell This Version
Esa-Pekka Salonen - Romeo And Juliet (Excerpts) album art Prokofiev* / Berliner Philharmoniker - Esa-Pekka Salonen Prokofiev* / Berliner Philharmoniker - Esa-Pekka Salonen - Romeo And Juliet (Excerpts) (Album) CBS Masterworks Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
Esa-Pekka Salonen - Symphony No 5 / Masquerade (Overture • Prelude • Dance) album art Nielsen*, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra*, Esa-Pekka Salonen Nielsen*, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra*, Esa-Pekka Salonen - Symphony No 5 / Masquerade (Overture • Prelude • Dance) (Album) CBS Masterworks Europe 1988 Sell This Version
Esa-Pekka Salonen - Des Canyons Aux Etoiles / Couleurs De La Cité Céleste / Oiseaux Exotiques album art Messiaen* - Paul Crossley (2), London Sinfonietta, Esa-Pekka Salonen Messiaen* - Paul Crossley (2), London Sinfonietta, Esa-Pekka Salonen - Des Canyons Aux Etoiles / Couleurs De La Cité Céleste / Oiseaux Exotiques (Album) CBS Masterworks UK 1988 Sell This Version
Esa-Pekka Salonen - Violin Concertos album art Cho-Liang Lin, Esa-Pekka Salonen / Sibelius*Nielsen* Cho-Liang Lin, Esa-Pekka Salonen / Sibelius*Nielsen* - Violin Concertos (Album) CBS Masterworks Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
Esa-Pekka Salonen - Peer Gynt Excerpts From The Incidental Music album art Grieg* / Barbara Hendricks / Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra* / Esa-Pekka Salonen Grieg* / Barbara Hendricks / Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra* / Esa-Pekka Salonen - Peer Gynt Excerpts From The Incidental Music (Album) CBS Masterworks Europe 1988 Sell This Version
Esa-Pekka Salonen - Firebird / Jeu De Cartes album art Stravinsky*, Philharmonia Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen Stravinsky*, Philharmonia Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen - Firebird / Jeu De Cartes (Album) CBS Masterworks Europe 1989 Sell This Version
Esa-Pekka Salonen - Metamorphosen  album art Richard Strauss, New Stockholm Chamber Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen Richard Strauss, New Stockholm Chamber Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen - Metamorphosen (Album) CBS Masterworks US 1989 Sell This Version
Esa-Pekka Salonen - Symphony No. 2 "Four Temperaments" / Pan & Syrinx, Op. 49 / Aladdin Suite album art Nielsen*, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra*, Esa-Pekka Salonen Nielsen*, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra*, Esa-Pekka Salonen - Symphony No. 2 "Four Temperaments" / Pan & Syrinx, Op. 49 / Aladdin Suite (Album) CBS Masterworks Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
FACD 366 Esa-Pekka Salonen - The Virtuoso Clarinet album art Kari Kriikku, Members Of The Avanti Chamber Orchestra* - Lindberg* · Salonen* · Koskelin* · Xenakis* · Donatoni* · Ambrosini* Kari Kriikku, Members Of The Avanti Chamber Orchestra* - Lindberg* · Salonen* · Koskelin* · Xenakis* · Donatoni* · Ambrosini* - The Virtuoso Clarinet(CD) Finlandia Records FACD 366 Finland 1989 Sell This Version
AU 031454 Esa-Pekka Salonen - Mozart Variations And Fugue / A Romantic Suite album art Max Reger, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Lothar Zagrosek Max Reger, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Lothar Zagrosek - Mozart Variations And Fugue / A Romantic Suite(CD) Aurophon AU 031454 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
Esa-Pekka Salonen - The Rite Of Spring/Symphony In Three Movements album art Igor Stravinsky, Philharmonia Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen Igor Stravinsky, Philharmonia Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen - The Rite Of Spring/Symphony In Three Movements (Album) Sony Classical US 1990 Sell This Version
Esa-Pekka Salonen - Concerto For Piano & Wind Instruments / Capriccio For Piano & Orchestra / Movements For Piano & Orchestra / Symphonies Of Wind Instruments album art Stravinsky* - Paul Crossley (2), Esa-Pekka Salonen, London Sinfonietta Stravinsky* - Paul Crossley (2), Esa-Pekka Salonen, London Sinfonietta - Concerto For Piano & Wind Instruments / Capriccio For Piano & Orchestra / Movements For Piano & Orchestra / Symphonies Of Wind Instruments (Album) Sony Classical US 1990 Sell This Version
MSCD 626 Esa-Pekka Salonen - Serenad / Midvinter / Chitra album art Wilhelm Stenhammar, Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester, Esa-Pekka Salonen Wilhelm Stenhammar, Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester, Esa-Pekka Salonen - Serenad / Midvinter / Chitra(CD) Musica Sveciae MSCD 626 Sweden 1990 Sell This Version
ODE 742-2 Esa-Pekka Salonen - Jeux album art Paavo Heininen, Usko Meriläinen, Esa-Pekka Salonen - Mikael Helasvuo, Ilmo Ranta Paavo Heininen, Usko Meriläinen, Esa-Pekka Salonen - Mikael Helasvuo, Ilmo Ranta - Jeux(CD) Ondine ODE 742-2 Finland 1990 Sell This Version
Esa-Pekka Salonen - Apollon Musagète • Concerto In D • Cantata album art Stravinsky* - Stockholm Chamber Orchestra, London Sinfonietta Orchestra* & London Sinfonietta Chorus, Yvonne KennyJohn Aler, Esa-Pekka Salonen Stravinsky* - Stockholm Chamber Orchestra, London Sinfonietta Orchestra* & London Sinfonietta Chorus, Yvonne KennyJohn Aler, Esa-Pekka Salonen - Apollon Musagète • Concerto In D • Cantata (Album) Sony Classical US 1991 Sell This Version
Esa-Pekka Salonen - Symphonies Nos. 22, 78 & 82 album art Haydn*, Salonen*, Stockholm Chamber Orchestra* Haydn*, Salonen*, Stockholm Chamber Orchestra* - Symphonies Nos. 22, 78 & 82 (Album) Sony Classical Europe 1991 Sell This Version
Esa-Pekka Salonen - A Nordic Festival - Nordiska Mästerverk album art Esa-Pekka Salonen : Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra* Esa-Pekka Salonen : Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra* - A Nordic Festival - Nordiska Mästerverk (Album) Sony Classical Europe 1991 Sell This Version

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