Dalia Stasevska has established herself as a conductor of exceptional versatility. Chief conductor of Lahti Symphony Orchestra and artistic director of the International Sibelius Festival, she also serves as principal guest conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra. She has appeared several times at the BBC Proms and conducted Last Night of the Proms in 2022. She opened the 2021 Edinburgh International Festival with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
Highlights this season include engagements with the Chicago Symphony, Toronto Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, and National Symphony. She also returns to the New York Philharmonic, Montreal Symphony, and Los Angeles Philharmonic, and collaborated with the BBC Symphony and Grégoire Pont at the Barbican Centre for a project called Our Precious Planet. She makes her San Francisco Symphony debut with these performances and is a Shenson Young Artist.
Last summer Ms. Stasevska toured Germany with the BBC Symphony, making her debut at the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, and that autumn she appeared on a six-concert tour of Japan with Sol Gabetta, Nicola Benedetti, and Roderick Williams.
Ms. Stasevska studied violin and composition at the Tampere Conservatory and violin, viola, and conducting at the Sibelius Academy. She was awarded the Order of Princess Olga of the Third Degree by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in 2020 for her significant personal contribution to the development of international cooperation, strengthening the prestige of Ukraine internationally, and popularization of its historical and cultural heritage. In December 2018 she conducted the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic at the Nobel Prize Ceremony in Stockholm. She received the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Conductor Award in 2020.