Hannu Lintu, chief conductor of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, has been appointed visiting professor at the Sibelius Academy, reports Helsingin Sanomat. He will be responsible for developing the existing collaboration between the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Sibelius Academy Symphony Orchestra through conductors’ and orchestral players’ training. He will also be a visiting teacher on the conductors’ class and will mentor students.
Hannu Lintu became chief conductor of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra in 2013, prior to which he held the positions of artistic director and chief conductor of the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra. He studied cello, piano and then conducting with Jorma Panula at the Sibelius Academy, participated in masterclasses with Myung-Whun Chung at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, Italy, and took first prize at the Nordic Conducting Competition in Bergen in 1994. A wide-ranging discography has received international acclaim, as well as nominations to both the Grammy and the Gramophone Awards.