Esa-Pekka Salonen

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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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709604 Esa-Pekka Salonen - Věc Makropulos (The Makropulos Affair) album art Leoš Janáček, Angela Denoke, Raymond Very, Peter Hoare (2), Jurgita Adamonytė, Johan Reuter, Wiener Philharmoniker, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Christoph Marthaler Leoš Janáček, Angela Denoke, Raymond Very, Peter Hoare (2), Jurgita Adamonytė, Johan Reuter, Wiener Philharmoniker, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Christoph Marthaler - Věc Makropulos (The Makropulos Affair)(Blu-ray) C Major Entertainment, Unitel Classica 709604 UK, Europe & US 2012 Sell This Version

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500332 Esa-Pekka Salonen - ...De Tartuffe, Je Crois, Linea D'Ombra, Ritratto, Zona album art Magnus Lindberg, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Kari Kriikku, Anssi Karttunen, Avanti! Chamber Orchestra* Magnus Lindberg, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Kari Kriikku, Anssi Karttunen, Avanti! Chamber Orchestra* - ...De Tartuffe, Je Crois, Linea D'Ombra, Ritratto, Zona(CD) Finlandia Records 500332 Finland 1992 Sell This Version
SMK 66234 Esa-Pekka Salonen - Symphony No. 5, Finlandia album art Sibelius* - Esa-Pekka Salonen Sibelius* - Esa-Pekka Salonen - Symphony No. 5, Finlandia(CD) Sony Classical SMK 66234 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
4776341 Esa-Pekka Salonen - Beethoven: Leonore No.2, Symphony No.5 - Lutoslawski: Symphony No.4 album art Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen - Beethoven: Leonore No.2, Symphony No.5 - Lutoslawski: Symphony No.4(6xFile, AAC, 256) Deutsche Grammophon 4776341 UK, Europe & US 2006
4777447 Esa-Pekka Salonen - Sibelius: Symphony No.2 (Live) album art Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen - Sibelius: Symphony No.2 (Live)(4xFile, AAC, 256) Deutsche Grammophon 4777447 UK, Europe & US 2007
4777348 Esa-Pekka Salonen - Shostakovich & Mosolov: In The Shadow Of Stalin album art Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen - Shostakovich & Mosolov: In The Shadow Of Stalin(9xFile, AAC, 256) Deutsche Grammophon 4777348 UK, Europe & US 2007
4777105 Esa-Pekka Salonen - Shadow Of Stalin: Ligeti, Husa & Lutoslawski album art Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra & Esa-Pekka Salonen Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra & Esa-Pekka Salonen - Shadow Of Stalin: Ligeti, Husa & Lutoslawski(11xFile, AAC, 256) Deutsche Grammophon 4777105 UK, Europe & US 2007
4776664 Esa-Pekka Salonen - Salonen: Helix - Ravel: Piano Concerto For The Left Hand - Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet Suite album art Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen - Salonen: Helix - Ravel: Piano Concerto For The Left Hand - Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet Suite(15xFile, AAC, 256) Deutsche Grammophon 4776664 UK, Europe & US 2007
4778492 Esa-Pekka Salonen - Falla, Debussy & Ravel album art Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra & Esa-Pekka Salonen Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra & Esa-Pekka Salonen - Falla, Debussy & Ravel(17xFile, AAC, 256) Deutsche Grammophon 4778492 UK, Europe & US 2009
DDD 0289 477 8607 8 GHD Esa-Pekka Salonen - Pärt: Symphony No.4 "Los Angeles" album art Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra & Esa-Pekka Salonen Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra & Esa-Pekka Salonen - Pärt: Symphony No.4 "Los Angeles"(3xFile, 256) Deutsche Grammophon DDD 0289 477 8607 8 GHD UK, Europe & US 2010

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