Finnish conductor of both symphony orchestra and opera.
The BBC Concert Orchestra has extended the tenure of Anna-Maria Helsing as its Principal Guest Conductor until 2024. She conducts four programmes per season. On 6 September 2021 Helsing gave her debut with this orchestra at BBC Proms.
During the spring of 2022 Anna-Maria Helsing makes her debuts with the Barcelona, Aalborg and Lahti Symphony Orchestras as well as with the Arctic Philharmonic. She returns to many well known orchestras, such as the BBC Concert Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and Iceland and Norrköping Symphony Orchestras. As usually her programmes have a strong focus on contemporary music, but also consist of music by the older composers, such as Haydn, Beethoven, Brahms, Wagner, Elgar and Sibelius.
Anna-Maria Helsing feels a special affinity with the sound and style of modernism and contemporary music.
Upcoming highlights are her return visits to the Philharmonia Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, Finnish Radio Symphony, Tampere Philharmonic, Oulu Sinfonia, Iceland Symphony, Trondheim Symphony, Piteå Chamber Opera, Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra as well as her debuts with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Stavanger Symphony and London Sinfonietta.