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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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Instruments & Performance

Esa-Pekka Salonen - Piirpauke album art Piirpauke Konevitsan Kirkonkellot Piirpauke - Piirpauke (Album) Love Records (4) Finland 1975 Sell This Version
Esa-Pekka Salonen - Musta Perhonen album art Irina Milan Irina Milan - Musta Perhonen (Album) Blue Master Special Finland 1976 Sell This Version
LRLP 265 Esa-Pekka Salonen - Musiikkia Risto Jarvan Elokuvista album art Markku Kopisto Markku Kopisto - Musiikkia Risto Jarvan Elokuvista(LP) Love Records (4) LRLP 265 Finland 1977 Sell This Version
Esa-Pekka Salonen - ...Jaloa Ylpeyttä Yletän....Ylevää Nöyryyttä Nousen album art Jukka Gustavson's Alone Together Orchestra* Jukka Gustavson's Alone Together Orchestra* - ...Jaloa Ylpeyttä Yletän....Ylevää Nöyryyttä Nousen (Album) Love Records (4) Finland 1978 Sell This Version
Esa-Pekka Salonen - Moment Musical album art Sarmanto* / Leino* Sarmanto* / Leino* - Moment Musical (Album) Hi-Hat Finland 1978 Sell This Version
SAOLP 101 Esa-Pekka Salonen - Nuoria Suomalaisia Säveltäjiä – Young Finnish Composers album art Various Hornmusic I and 1 more… Various - Nuoria Suomalaisia Säveltäjiä – Young Finnish Composers(LP) Sibelius-Akatemian Oppilaskunta SAOLP 101 Finland 1980 Sell This Version
PAN LP 005 Esa-Pekka Salonen - New Finnish Music 5: Music For 1 To 24 Horns album art Jarmo Sermilä, Usko Meriläinen, Eero Hämeenniemi, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Herman Rechberger The King's Hunt and 1 more… Jarmo Sermilä, Usko Meriläinen, Eero Hämeenniemi, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Herman Rechberger - New Finnish Music 5: Music For 1 To 24 Horns(LP) PAN (18) PAN LP 005 Finland 1982 Sell This Version
SM2K 53953, 31-053953-10 Esa-Pekka Salonen - Take 2 More Classic Songs / Instrumental Hits album art Various Solveig's Lullaby Various - Take 2 More Classic Songs / Instrumental Hits(2xCD, Comp) Sony Masterworks, Sony Masterworks SM2K 53953, 31-053953-10 UK 1993 Sell This Version
Esa-Pekka Salonen - Anna Mulle Lovee album art Various Konevitsan Kirkonkellot Various - Anna Mulle Lovee (Comp) Love Records (4) Finland 1994 Sell This Version
Esa-Pekka Salonen - The Essential Igor Stravinsky album art Igor Stravinsky Igor Stravinsky - The Essential Igor Stravinsky (Comp) Sony Classical, Legacy Europe 2003 Sell This Version
50999 504512 2 7 Esa-Pekka Salonen - Milania - 40 Ikimuistoista Laulua album art Irina Milan Minä Rakastuin and 2 more… Irina Milan - Milania - 40 Ikimuistoista Laulua(2xCD, Comp) Capitol Records 50999 504512 2 7 Finland 2007 Sell This Version
88697686582 Esa-Pekka Salonen - Bleiben Sie Entspannt album art Various Berceuse Für Kleines Orchester Various - Bleiben Sie Entspannt(2xCD, Comp) Sony Music, Sony Classical 88697686582 Germany 2010 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

MK 44702 Richard Strauss, New Stockholm Chamber Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen Prelude To Capriccio (String Sextet) Op. 85 Richard Strauss, New Stockholm Chamber Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen - Metamorphosen (LP, Album) CBS Masterworks Digital MK 44702 Europe 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* Meeting 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
FACD 367 Esa-Pekka Salonen - The Exuberant Harpsichord album art Jukka Tiensuu YTA IIb Jukka Tiensuu - The Exuberant Harpsichord(CD, Album) Finlandia Records FACD 367 Finland 1989 Sell This Version
ODE 742-2 Esa-Pekka Salonen - Jeux album art Paavo Heininen, Usko Meriläinen, Esa-Pekka Salonen - Mikael Helasvuo, Ilmo Ranta YTA I Paavo Heininen, Usko Meriläinen, Esa-Pekka Salonen - Mikael Helasvuo, Ilmo Ranta - Jeux(CD) Ondine ODE 742-2 Finland 1990 Sell This Version
FACD 406 Esa-Pekka Salonen - Miroirs Etc. album art Ravel*, Tuija Hakkila Yta II Ravel*, Tuija Hakkila - Miroirs Etc.(CD) Finlandia Records FACD 406 1991 Sell This Version
FACD 410 Esa-Pekka Salonen - Modern Clarinet album art Kullervo Kojo, Juhani Lagerspetz Kullervo Kojo, Juhani Lagerspetz - Modern Clarinet(CD) Finlandia Records FACD 410 Austria 1991 Sell This Version
544182 Esa-Pekka Salonen - 20th Century Solo Cello album art Anssi Karttunen Yta [Surface] III For Cello Anssi Karttunen - 20th Century Solo Cello(CD, Album) Finlandia Records 544182 Finland 1993 Sell This Version
FUGA 9102 Various Various - Finnish Music for Oboe And Bassoon(CD) Fuga (2) FUGA 9102 Finland 1998 Sell This Version
Esa-Pekka Salonen - LA Variations / Five Images After Sappho / Mania / Gambit / Giro album art Esa-Pekka Salonen - Upshaw* / Karttunen* / Salonen* Esa-Pekka Salonen - Upshaw* / Karttunen* / Salonen* - LA Variations / Five Images After Sappho / Mania / Gambit / Giro (Album) Sony Classical Europe 2001 Sell This Version
RCM 12004 Esa-Pekka Salonen - Glass • Salonen album art Glass*Salonen*Los Angeles Master Chorale Two Songs To Poems Of Ann Jäderlund (2000) Glass*Salonen*Los Angeles Master Chorale - Glass • Salonen(CD, Album) RCM (Rubedo Canis Musica) RCM 12004 US 2002 Sell This Version
DIAP-100 Esa-Pekka Salonen - Les Meilleurs Extraits Des Diapason D'Or De Janvier 2002 album art Various Mania, Pour Violoncelle Solo Et Ensemble Various - Les Meilleurs Extraits Des Diapason D'Or De Janvier 2002(CD, Promo, Smplr) Les Diapason D'Or DIAP-100 France 2002 Sell This Version
Esa-Pekka Salonen - Wing On Wing album art Esa-Pekka Salonen, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra* Esa-Pekka Salonen, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra* - Wing On Wing (Album) Deutsche Grammophon USA & Europe 2005 Sell This Version
WOP001/2 World Orchestra For Peace, Valery Gergiev Helix World Orchestra For Peace, Valery Gergiev - Live From The Credit Suisse Tour 2005 - London Berlin Moscow Beijing(2xCD) World Orchestra For Peace WOP001/2 2005 Sell This Version

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