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Tarmo Peltokoski

Tarmo Peltokoski

Finnish conductor Tarmo Peltokoski will become the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra’s Music Director beginning in the 2026/27 season, after serving as Music Director Designate in 2025/26. Peltokoski is currently the Music and Artistic Director of the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra and will become Music Director of the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse from the 2025/26 season. He is also the Principal Guest Conductor of both the Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest and Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, the first conductor to hold this position in the orchestra’s 42-year history.


Peltokoski has made recent debuts with leading orchestras, including Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. In 2022, at age 22, Peltokoski completed his first Wagner Ring cycle at the Eurajoki Bel Canto Festival; he returned in 2023 to conduct Tristan und Isolde. In 2023, he conducted Siegfried with the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra and Don Giovanni at the Finnish National Opera.


In August 2024 Peltokoski will conduct Wagner’s Götterdämmerung in Riga, and in September he will make his BBC Proms debut at Royal Albert Hall with the BBC Symphony. Significant debuts in 2025 include concerts with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Tokyo’s NHK Symphony Orchestra.


Peltokoski began his studies with renowned conducting pedagogue Jorma Panula at the age of 14. Also an acclaimed pianist, he has soloed with the major Finnish orchestras. In addition, Peltokoski has studied composition and arranging, and he especially enjoys music comedy and improvisation.


In October 2023, Tarmo Peltokoski signed an exclusive recording contract with Deutsche Grammophon, and his debut album was released in May 2024.