Conductor Teemu Hämäläinen
Conducting studies with "maestro of maestros" professor Jorma Panula at the Panula Academy and privately. Conducting studies and mentoring relationship with American maestro John Nelson.
Numerous international masterclasses and workshops with orchestras such as Shanghai Opera House Orchestra (China) and Janacek Philharmonia (Czech Republic), under guidance of maestros Panula, Nelson and Jukka-Pekka Saraste.
Teemu Hämäläinen is Artistic Director and Chief conductor for Finnish-based Sinfonietta Foris (former E-ensemble) as well as guest conductor for many Finnish orchestras including Tapiola Sinfonietta, St. Michel Strings and Lohja City Orchestra.
Maestro Hämäläinen is highly experienced exponent, not only of the core symphonic repertoire exemplified by the orchestral works of Brahms, Beethoven, Ravel and Sibelius but also of sacred choral music and late 20th-century compositions.
He also actively pursues collaboration with musical authors of our own time such as the Franco-British composer Peter Bannister.