Headshot of Dalia Stasevska © Jarmo Katila

Dalia Stasevska

Last updated: December 1, 2021

Dalia Stasevska’s charismatic and dynamic musicianship has established her as a conductor of exceptional versatility. Chief Conductor of Lahti Symphony Orchestra from 2021/22 season and Artistic Director to the International Sibelius Festival; Dalia also holds the post of Principal Guest Conductor to the BBC Symphony Orchestra. She made her BBC Proms debut in 2019 and conducted the Last Night of the Proms in 2020. In 2021 she conducted the First Night of the BBC Proms and together with BBC Symphony they opened the 2021 Edinburgh International Festival. 

Highlights of the 2021/22 season include debuts with New York Philharmonic, Baltimore and Seattle Symphonies as well as the opening of Tongyeong Festival with soloist Truls Mørk. Dalia will return to the Oslo Philharmonic, NAC Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and to the Finnish National Opera to conduct a double bill of Poulenc’s La voix humane and Weill’s Songs with Karita Mattila. With the BBC Symphony Orchestra Dalia will conduct at the Barbican Hall as well as elsewhere in the UK and in Germany. Recent engagements have included Orchestre National de France, Swedish Radio Symphony, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Seoul Philharmonic and Detroit Symphony Orchestra. 

A passionate opera conductor, Dalia Stasevska returned to Norske Opera to conduct Madama Butterfly and Lucia di Lammermoor. She has conducted Don Giovanni with Kungliga Opera Stockholm, directed by Ole Anders Tandberg as well as Opéra de Toulon conducting Eugene Onegin. Other productions include Cunning Little Vixen with Finnish National Opera as well as Sebastian Fagerlund’s Höstsonaten at the 2018 Baltic Sea Festival in Stockholm, featuring Anne-Sofie von Otter. 

Dalia originally studied as a violinist and composer at the Tampere Conservatoire and violin, viola and conducting at the Sibelius Academy. As a conductor her teachers include Jorma Panula and Leif Segerstam. In December 2018, she had the honour of conducting the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic at the Nobel Prize Ceremony in Stockholm. Dalia was awarded the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Conductor Award in 2020.

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