“Make note of this name for the future of classical music.”
(Aamulehti)

“This is without a doubt one of the greatest talents we have seen in years.”
(Hans Otto, Director of Artistic Management, The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen)

“A star conductor (…) a young master thoroughly in command.”
(Philippine Daily Enquirer)

“Precise, consistently masterful conducting.”
(Weser-Kurier)

Finnish Conductor Tarmo Peltokoski recently made his acclaimed German debut with The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen which led to a series of immediate reinvitations.

In the 21/22 season, the 21-year-old conductor will make his Berlin debut with the orchestra of the Komische Oper, the hr Symphony Orchestra and at the Festival Septembre Musical Montreux-Vevey with the Kammerorchester Basel with Sol Gabetta. Peltokoski will also conduct his first complete Ring Cycle at the Eurajoki Bel Canto Festival. In the next seasons he will make major conducting debuts at the Rheingau Musik Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, the Kölner Philharmonie and the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg. Last season he debuted with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Sinfonia Lahti and the orchestra of the Finnish National Opera.

Peltokoski began his studies with professor emeritus Jorma Panula at the age of 14. Currently studying with Sakari Oramo at the Sibelius Academy, Peltokoski has also been taught by Hannu Lintu and Jukka-Pekka Saraste.

Also an acclaimed pianist, Peltokoski studies piano at the Sibelius Academy with Antti Hotti. Other important teaching influences include Matti Raekallio, Antti Siirala, Henri Sigfridsson and Konstantin Bogino.

His piano playing has been awarded distinctions at numerous competitions. He has appeared as a soloist with all major Finnish orchestras including the Finnish Radio Symphony, the Helsinki and Tampere Philharmonic, and Oulu Symphony. He has performed recitals and chamber music at the Turku and Mikkeli festivals.

In 2018, Peltokoski was named Young Musician of the Year by the Pro Musica Foundation.

In addition to his conducting and piano studies, he has also studied composing and arranging, and especially enjoys music comedy and improvisation.


Tarmo Peltokoski is represented worldwide by Tanja Dorn at Dorn Music.

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September 2021

Tanja Dorn

Owner & President
Phone:+49 (0) 511 13 222 475
Email: dorn@dornmusic.com