Yliopistonkatu 55,
PL 16, FI-33101 Tampere
Fax +358 3 243 4400

Artistic Director
Santtu-Matias Rouvali

General Manager
Helena Hiilivirta
+358 3 243 4404
+358 50 414 1445

Deputy General Manager
Lauri Lehtonen
+358 3 243 4405
+358 50 388 7119

Deputy General Manager
Eija Oravuo
+358 50 388 7133

Publicity Manager
Maija Leino
+358 50 388 7144

Administrative Secretary
Riitta-Leena Yli-Tuomi
+358 3 243 4411

Administrative Secretary
Marja-Leena Niemi
+358 3 243 4403

Music Librarian
Pekka Koivisto
+358 50 388 7156

Stage Managers
Jarno Laaksonen
+358 50 388 7153

Staff and Stage Manager
Sanni Ala-Heikkilä, dep.
+358 46 920 2226

Founded 1930
(municipalized 1947)

Size 97 musicians

Concert venue
Tampere Hall, 1806 seats

Tickets +358 600 94500
(1,40 €/min + local access charge)
+358 600 900 900
(1,98 €/min + local access carge)

Telephone exchange
+358 3 243 4300

Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra

The Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, comprising 97 musicians, is one of Scandinavia's foremost symphony orchestras. Its Artistic Director as of autumn 2013 has been Santtu-Matias Rouvali.

The TPO has its home in Tampere Hall, the biggest concert hall in Finland built 1990. The orchestra offers a symphony and a chamber music series, performs as resident opera and ballet orchestra and plays regularly at the Tampere Biennale contemporary music festival. Educational projects and other events for young listeners are a major commitment of the orchestra. It has been on tour in Europe and the United States.

In recent years the orchestra has recorded exclusively for the Ondine label, the conductors being e.g. Hannu Lintu, Eri Klas, Leif Segerstam, John Storgårds, Tuomas Ollila and Leonid Grin. So far over 50 recordings have been launched on international markets. They include music e.g. by George Enescu, Jouni Kaipainen, Uljas Pulkkis, Einojuhani Rautavaara, John Corigliano, and Jean Sibelius. Many of the recordings have received excellent reviews and several awards, e.g. the Cannes Classical Disc of the Year 2004 Award and altogether five Cannes Classical Awards. The premiere recording of the opera Kaivos (The Mine) by Einojuhani Rautavaara was nominated for a Grammy in 2012.

The Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra's history dates from the year 1930. Since 1947 it has been maintained by the City of Tamper


Date Concert Place and time
Tampere Filharmonia
Mahlerin toinen
Santtu-Matias Rouvali
Silja Aalto, sopraano
Lilli Paasikivi, mezzosopraano
Tampereen Filharmoninen Kuoro
Gustav Mahler: Sinfonia nro 2, 90'
Tampere-talon Iso sali

Tampere Filharmonia
Sun on mun sydämein – vappukonsertit
Santtu-Matias Rouvali
Mari Palo, sopraano
Tero Harjunniemi, tenori
Keväisiä operettihelmiä
Toinen esitys klo 15
Tampere-talon Iso sali

Tampere Filharmonia
Sun on mun sydämein – vappukonsertit
Santtu-Matias Rouvali
Mari Palo, sopraano
Tero Harjunniemi, tenori
Keväisiä operettihelmiä
Tampere-talon Iso sali

Year   Publisher
2016 Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
Eppu Normaali: Ratina
Santtu-Matias Rouvali, kapellimestari
Eppu Normaali
Iiro Rantala, piano
Myös DVD, Blu-Ray ja LP
Sony Music EAN 6430065080022
2015 Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
Nielsen Sibelius
Santtu-Matias Rouvali, kapellimestari
Baiba Skride, viulu
Jean Sibelius: Viulukonsertto
Jean Sibelius: Kaksi serenadia, D-duuri ja g-molli
Carl Nielsen: Viulukonsertto
Orfeo C 896 152 A
2015 Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
George Enescu
Hannu Lintu, kapellimestari
Truls Mørk, sello
George Enescu: Symphonie Concertante sellolle ja orkesterille
George Enescu: Sinfonia nro 1
Ondine ODE 1198-2
2014 Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
Haydn - Tomasi - Kaipainen Trumpettikonsertot
Hannu Lintu
Pasi Pirinen, trumpetti
Jouni Kaipainen: Trumpettikonsertto op. 66 (2003)
Joseph Haydn: Trumpettikonsertto Es-duuri Hob. VIIe:1
Henri Tomasi: Trumpettikonsertto (1948)
Alba ABCD 369
2013 Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
George Enescu: Ouverture de Concert; Symphony No. 3
Hannu Lintu
Tampereen Filharmoninen kuoro
George Enescu: Ouverture de Concert
Symphony No. 3, Op. 21
Ondine ODE 1197-2
2012 Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
Kaipainen-Korpijaakko-Meriläinen notkeatonline
Hannu Lintu
Jouni Kaipainen: notkea keaton op. 86a: The Ghost of Buster, Aubade beninoise (Beniniläinen aamulaulu)
Paavo Korpijaakko: Amuse-bouche
Usko Meriläinen: Aikaviiva
Alba ABCD 342
2012 Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
Max Reger
Hannu Lintu
Benjamin Schmid, viulu
Max Reger:
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, op. 101
Chaconne for Solo Violin, op. 117/4
Ondine ODE 1203-2
2012 Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
George Enescu
Hannu Lintu
George Enescu:
Symphony No. 2, op. 17
Chamber Symphony for 12 instruments, op. 33
Ondine ODE 1196-2
2011 Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
Hannu Lintu
Roland Pöntinen, piano
Veli-Matti Puumala:
Chainsprings (1995/1997)
Seeds of Time (2004)
Alba ABCD 319
2011 Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
Uljas Pulkkis: Tales of Joy, Passion, and Love
Hannu Lintu
Kari Kriikku, klarinetti
Gabriel Suovanen, baritoni
Uljas Pulkkis:
Tales of Joy, Passion, and Love
On the Crest of Waves
Vernal Bloom
Ondine ODE 1176-2