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Tarmo Peltokoski

Tarmo Peltokoski

Finnish conductor Tarmo Peltokoski was awarded the title of “Principal Guest Conductor” in January 2022 by the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, the first conductor to hold this position in the orchestra’s 42-year history.


Peltokoski also holds the positions of Music and Artistic Director of the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, Music Director of the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse and Principal Guest Conductor of the Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest. In August 2022 at the age of 22, he completed his first Wagner Ring cycle at the Eurajoki Bel Canto Festival.  

Last season he made successful debuts with the hr- Sinfonieorchester, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and the Rotterdam Philharmonic. In the summer of 2022 he appeared at Rheingau Musik Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Beethovenfest Bonn and Musikfest Bremen.


This season he conducts Toronto Symphony Orchestra, RSB Berlin, the Hallé, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, Göteborgs Symfoniker, San Diego Symphony and the Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse. He also returns to Eurajoki Bel Canto Festival to conduct Tristan und Isolde.


Peltokoski began his studies with professor emeritus Jorma Panula at the age of 14 and studied with Sakari Oramo at the Sibelius Academy. He also studied under Hannu Lintu, Jukka-Pekka Saraste and Esa-Pekka Salonen. Also an acclaimed pianist, he studied piano at the Sibelius Academy with Antti Hotti. A frequent prize winner at many piano competitions, Peltokoski has appeared as a soloist with all major Finnish orchestras.


In 2022 he received the Lotto Prize at Rheingau Musik Festival.