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Esa-Pekka Salonen

Esa-Pekka Salonen's restless innovation drives him constantly to reposition classical music in the 21st century. In 2020, he will become the Music Director of the San Francisco Symphony. He is the Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor for London's Philharmonia Orchestra, where the award-winning RE-RITE and Universe of Sound installations have ... See full bio »

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Red Sparrow Music Department
The Red Violin Music Department
The Soloist Music Department


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 2020 Covid fan tutte (Video) (conductor)
 2019/I Joker (composing advisor - uncredited)
 2019 Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (TV Movie) (conductor)
 2018 Red Sparrow (conductor: opening and closing credits)
 2016 The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (TV Series) (conductor - 1 episode)
- R. Strauss: Elektra (2016) ... (conductor)
 2015 Le chateau de Barbe-Bleu/La voix humaine (TV Movie) (conductor)
 2013 Elektra, tragédie en un acte (TV Movie) (conductor)
 2011 Vec Makropulos (Video) (conductor)
 2010 Mahler on the Couch (conductor)
 2009 The Soloist (conductor)
 2004 L'amour de loin (TV Movie) (musical director)
 1998 1001 Nights (Short) (conductor: Los Angeles Philharmonic)
 1998 The Red Violin (conductor: The Philharmonia Orchestra)
 1995 The Rake's Progress (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1992 The Best Intentions (musical director)
 1989 Erwartung (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1977 The Year of the Hare (musician)
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5' 7" (1.7 m)

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The world around us is changing, but all we do is play the same bloody violin.


(1992-present) Musical director, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra


Wears always black clothes or suit

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