Principal Guest Conductor
Dalia Stasevska was appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra in July 2019. Her charismatic and dynamic musicianship has established her as a conductor of exceptional versatility.
"The BBC SO is a very inspiring, energetic orchestra with a huge range of colours in its sound, and I am looking forward to working together over the next few years, exploring a wide range of music.”
In 2019 Dalia will celebrate a number of debuts, including Philharmonia Orchestra, Orchestre National de Lyon at the Annecy Classics Festival, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra and Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. She will also return to BBC Symphony Orchestra, Trondheim Symfoniorkester, Gävle Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra of Opera North.
2017/18 saw her giving debuts with BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of Opera North and Aalborg Symphony Orchestra. Dalia also returned to Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and Gothenburg Symphony, where she celebrated the Finnish 100th Independence Anniversary, and has continued her relationship with the Trondheim Symfoniorkester. She also returned to Finnish Opera, conducting Höstsonaten at the Baltic Sea Festival in Stockholm, featuring Anne-Sofie von Otter.
A passionate opera conductor, Dalia will make her debuts with Malmö Opera to conduct La Traviata in a production by Olivier Py and with Kungliga Opera Stockholm for Don Giovanni, directed by Ole Anders Tandberg. She will also visit Opéra de Toulon for her debut with Eugene Onegin. This follows engagaments with Finnish National Opera where she conducted The Cunning Little Vixen and with Norwegian Opera, where she could be seen on the podium of Lucia di Lammermoor.
Away from the concert stage, Dalia is a keen supporter of young musicians. In her Finnish homeland she founded the Kamarikesä Festival in Helsinki, of which she is also the Artistic Director.
Dalia Stasevska was born into a Finnish-Ukrainian family of painters. Originally educated as a violinist, violist and composer at the Tampere Conservatoire and the Sibelius Academy. As a conductor her teachers include Jorma Panula, Leif Segerstam, Hannu Lintu, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Susanna Mälkki, Mikko Franck and Sakari Oramo.