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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, Joensuu City Orchestra,  St. Michel Strings and Lohja City Orchestra.

A versatile musician, Hämäläinen has conducted both operas and musical plays. He has made orchestral arrangements both for classical core repertoire and cross-over.

Maestro Hämäläinen is highly experienced exponent, not only of the core symphonic repertoire exemplified by the orchestral works of Brahms, Beethoven, Haydn, Ravel and Sibelius but also of sacred choral music and late 20th-century compositions.  
A very close professional relationship with maestro John Nelson has deepened especially Hämäläinen´s interpretation with Hector Berlioz´s music. 
Hämäläinen also actively pursues collaboration with musical authors of our own time such as the Franco-British composer Peter Bannister.
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