Hannu Lintu

©Kaapo Kamu

Hannu Lintu serves as Chief Conductor of Finnish Radio Symphony. Until 2013 he had held positions of Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of Tampere Philharmonic and Principal Guest Conductor with RTÉ National Symphony in Dublin. He has previously held Artistic Director positions with Helsingborg Symphony and Turku Philharmonic. Lintu studied conducting with Jorma Panula at Sibelius Academy. He took the 1st prize at the Nordic Conducting Competition in Bergen in 1994.

Niina KEITEL

©Markku Pihlaja

Niina Keitel has become one the most successful Finnish mezzos of her time. After graduating Sibelius-Academy in Helsinki she started her career in Staatstheater Darmstadt. In Darmstadt she sang a wide repertoire of roles including Hänsel (Hänsel und Gretel) and Magdalene (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg). She then joined the ensemble of Nationaltheater Mannheim in 2010 for one season before joining the ensemble in Finnish National Opera in her native Finland in 2011. In Mannheim she performed such roles as Olga (Eugene Onegin) and Lola (Cavalleria Rusticana), and in Helsinki she was celebrated as Octavian (Der Rosenkavalier), Carmen (Carmen), Judit (Duke Bluebeard’s Castle) and Marina (Boris Godunov). Since 2014 she has been a freelancer and is a widely sought-after singer of opera, concert and lied alike.

Guest performances have led her to: Opéra national de Paris, Oper Frankfurt, Savonlinna Opera Festival, Daegu International Opera Festival, Luzerner Theater, Theater Heidelberg and Münchener Biennale.

As a versatile concert singer Ms. Keitel has performed with many symphony orchestras in Finland, Sweden, Germany and France and has worked with many successful conductors, including Kent Nagano, Dan Ettinger, Leif Segerstam and Mikko Franck. Her recent concert highlights include alto soloist in Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde in the Colmar Les Musicales Festival and Beethoven 9. in Göteborg with Kent Nagano. She has also been seen and heard in many world premieres of both orchestral and operatic works. Lied-recitals take her all around the world, for example concert tour in Japan in summer 2015.

In addition to her career as an opera and concert singer, Niina Keitel is the Artistic Director of the Lemi Music Festival in Finland.

Tuomas PURSIO

©Eino Pursio

Finnish bass-baritone Tuomas Pursio studied singing at the Sibelius Academy in his natal Helsinki and participated Masterclasses with Tom Krause, Laszlo Polgar, and is recently studying with prof. Elisabeth Werres. He joined the International Opera Studio in Zurich, where he also performed in several productions of the opera house.

In 1996, he started his international career as a member of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf. From 2000 until 2002 he was an ensemble member of the Erfurt Theatre and subsequently joined the ensemble of the Leipzig Opera, where his many parts have included the Four Villains in Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Andrej Kovrine in a world premiere of Philippe Hersant’s The black Monk, Wurm/Luisa Miller, Plumkett/Martha, Escamillo/Carmen, Leporello/DonGiovanni, Figaro/Le Nozze di Figaro, Musiklehrer/Ariadne auf Naxos, Förster/Schlaue Füchslein, Mephisto/Faust, Scarpia/Tosca and Amfortas/Parsifal.

Mr. Pursio has appeared as a guest at the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, Baden-Württembergische Staatsoper Stuttgart, Berliner Philharmonie, Gewandhaus in Leipzig, Glyndebourne Festival, Finnish National Opera as well as in Hannover, Heidelberg, Bremen, Augsburg, Bielefeld, Zürich, Lausanne, Nice, Antwerpen, Tokio and Bern. Since 2003, he has been singing regularly at the Savonlinna Oper Festival.

Tuomas Pursio has worked in opera and concert together with such conductors as Riccardo Chailly, Adam Fischer, John Fiore, Philip Jordan, Axel Kober, Franz Welser-Moest, Nello Santi, Ulf Schirmer, Hans Wallat, Osmo Vänskä, Leif Segerstam, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Marek Janowski, Anthony Bramall, Ralf Weikert, Frank Beermann, Axel Kober, Serge Baudo and Marcello Viotti.


Together with the Philharmonische Werkstatt Schweiz and Mario Venzago he recorded Robert Schumann´s Manfred, A DVD of Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera
under Riccardo Chailly is now also available as well as a CD of Wagner's Meistersinger with Marek Janowski.

Polytech Choir (Saara Aittakumpu, Artistic Director)

PK (the Polytech Choir) is a Finnish academic male choir, founded in 1900. Singers are mostly students and graduates of the Helsinki University of Technology. PK’s a cappella repertoire is mostly made up of different kinds of classical music from the Romantic era to modern and contemporary music. The choir regularly joins forces with leading symphony orchestras both in Finland and on tour abroad, and performs some 10-15 times every year. The artistic director and conductor of the choir is, since 2013, Saara Aittakumpu (M.Mus).

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Subscription Concert No.844 A Series

19:00/Tokyo Bunka Kaikan

Jakub HRŮŠA, Conductor

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Subscription Concert No.845 B Series (Suntory Hall)

19:00/Suntory Hall

Jakub HRŮŠA, Conductor

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TMSO Special "Beethoven's 9th"

14:00/Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre

ONO Kazushi, Conductor
HAYASHI Masako, Soprano
WAKIZONO Aya, Mezzo-Soprano
NISHIMURA Satoshi, Tenor
ONUMA Toru, Baritone
Nikikai Chorus Group, Chorus

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TMSO Special "Beethoven's 9th"

19:00/Tokyo Bunka Kaikan

ONO Kazushi, Conductor
HAYASHI Masako, Soprano
WAKIZONO Aya, Mezzo-Soprano
NISHIMURA Satoshi, Tenor
ONUMA Toru, Baritone
Nikikai Chorus Group, Chorus

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TMSO Special "Beethoven's 9th"

19:00/Suntory Hall

ONO Kazushi, Conductor
HAYASHI Masako, Soprano
WAKIZONO Aya, Mezzo-Soprano
NISHIMURA Satoshi, Tenor
ONUMA Toru, Baritone
Nikikai Chorus Group, Chorus

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