EERO LEHTIMÄKI

Conductor and Clarinettist

BIOGRAPHY

Eero Lehtimäki (b. 1989) made his breakthrough by conducting the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra in concert on extremely short notice at Turku Music Festival in 2016. Since then, he has performed with almost all of the Finnish professional symphony orchestras. He started as the artistic director and chief conductor of Joensuu City Orchestra in 2019, and has been the artistic director of the Brinkhall Music Festival since 2018. In 2020, Lehtimäki will start as the artistic director of the Joensuu Winter Music Festival.

Eero started his conducting studies in Jorma Panula’s class for young conductors in 2010 and finished his conducting studies at the Sibelius Academy in spring 2016. He has also studied orchestral and opera conducting in Vienna with Johannes Wildner, Simeon Pironkoff and Konrad Leitner. Eero has attended master classes of Jorma Panula and Valery Gergiev and studied privately with Hannu Lintu.

Before starting his conducting studies, Lehtimäki graduated from the Helsinki Conservatory of Music with clarinet and bass clarinet as main instruments, and he has also studied the historical clarinets in Austria and Germany. He has been the artist in residence clarinetist at Iitti Music Festival annually since 2013 and he is still irregularly performing as soloist and musician with various orchestras and chamber music groups. In addition to his acknowledgements as a musician, Lehtimäki has also graduated as a Master of Science (Technology) in acoustics at the Aalto University. He admires versatile sophistication and makes music to take people to places they could not even imagine.

UPCOMING EVENTS

4.3.2020 at 7 p.m.
Kotka Concert House, Finland

Kymi Sinfonietta

Eero Lehtimäki, cond

Iconic classical music that has been used in movies.

5.3.2020 at 7 p.m.
Kuusankoskitalo, Kouvola, Finland

Kymi Sinfonietta

Eero Lehtimäki, cond

Iconic classical music that has been used in movies.

17.–19.3.2020
Tapiola Hall, Espoo, Finland

Tapiola Sinfonietta

Eero Lehtimäki, cond
Aili Järvelä, violin & voc

School concerts for eighth-graders.

24.3.2020 at 5:30 p.m.
Joensuu City Library, Finland

Orkesteri omaksi: Roolit (Roles)

Eero Lehtimäki, speaker

Lecture in Finnish.

26.3.2020 at 7 p.m.
Carelia Hall, Joensuu, Finland

Joensuu City Orchestra

Eero Lehtimäki, cond
Linda Lampenius, violin
Perttu Kivilaakso, cello
Laura Mikkola, piano

Richard Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos, Overture and Dance Scene
Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano
Louise Farrenc: Symphony No. 2

22.4.2020 at 7 p.m.
Martti Talvela Hall, Mikkeli, Finland

Joensuu City Orchestra

Eero Lehtimäki, cond
Iiro Rantala, piano

Leevi Madetoja: Comedy Overture
George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1

23.4.2020 at 7 p.m.
Carelia Hall, Joensuu, Finland

Joensuu City Orchestra

Eero Lehtimäki, cond
Iiro Rantala, piano

Leevi Madetoja: Comedy Overture
George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1

1.5.2020 at 1 p.m.
Felix Krohn Hall, Lahti, Finland

Sinfonia Lahti

Eero Lehtimäki, cond

May Day Matinée

9.5.2020 at 2 p.m.
Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Japan

Tokyo New City Orchestra

Eero Lehtimäki, cond
Yoko Hasegawa, cello

Jean Sibelius: En saga
Joonas Kokkonen: Cello Concerto
Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 6
Jean Sibelius: Finlandia

16.5.2020 at 7 p.m.
Yamagata Terrsa, Japan

Yamagata Symphony Orchestra

Eero Lehtimäki, cond
Izumi Tateno, piano

Koichiro Mitsunaga: Concert Fontaine
Pablo Escande: Antipodas
Jean Sibelius: King Kristian II – Nocturne
Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 3

17.5.2020 at 3 p.m.
Yamagata Terrsa, Japan

Yamagata Symphony Orchestra

Eero Lehtimäki, cond
Izumi Tateno, piano

Koichiro Mitsunaga: Concert Fontaine
Pablo Escande: Antipodas
Jean Sibelius: King Kristian II – Nocturne
Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 3

10.6.2020 at 6 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Verla Mill Museum, Finland

Iitti Music Festival

Taneli Mäkelä, voc
Iitti Festival Orchestra
(Eero Lehtimäki, clarinet)

12.6.2020 at 2 p.m.
Iitti Church, Finland

Iitti Music Festival


Helmi Kuusi, violin
Fredrika Mikkola, violin
Katariina Ruokonen, viola
Tuomas Ylinen, cello
Petri Mäkiharju, double bass
Satu Garamm, flute
Eero Lehtimäki, clarinet
Folke Gräsbeck, piano
Laura Mikkola, piano
Kazutaka Morita, percussion

Johannes Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn for Two Pianos
Camille Saint-Saëns: Allegro appassionato for Cello and Piano
Camille Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals

13.6.2020 at 2 p.m.
Saukonkallio, Iitti, Finland

Iitti Music Festival


Helmi Kuusi, violin
Linda Lampenius, violin
Fredrika Mikkola, violin
Pedro Hietanen, accordeon
Eero Lehtimäki, clarinet
Mari Pakarinen, trumpet
Folke Gräsbeck, piano
Petri Mäkiharju, double bass
Kazutaka Morita, percussion

13.6.2020 at 6 p.m.
Iitti Church, Finland

Iitti Music Festival


Linda Lampenius, violin
Tuomas Ylinen, cello
Eero Lehtimäki, clarinet
Folke Gräsbeck, piano
Laura Mikkola, piano
Monica Groop, mezzo-soprano
Juha Kotilainen, baritone

Igor Stravinsky: The Soldier's Tale
Johannes Brahms: 4 Duets
Einojuhani Rautavaara: Song of My Heart for Cello and Piano
Ludwig van Beethoven: Cello Sonata No. 2

CONTACT

contact@eerolehtimaki.com

+358 (0)50 344 2063

Joensuu City Orchestra