Dalia Stasevska is chief conductor of Lahti Symphony Orchestra, artistic director of the International Sibelius Festival, and principal guest conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra. She has made several appearances at the BBC Proms and conducted the Last Night of the Proms in 2022. Together with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, she opened the 2021 Edinburgh International Festival.
In the 2022–23 season Stasevska conducts orchestras such as the Chicago, Cincinnati, San Francisco and Toronto symphony orchestras, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, and the National Symphony Orchestra, and returns to the New York Philharmonic, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, and Los Angeles Philharmonic. She also appears with Netherlands Radio Philharmonic at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg.
In summer 2022 she toured Germany with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, debuting at the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, and in autumn 2022 they embarked on a six-concert tour to Japan with soloists Sol Gabetta, Nicola Benedetti, and Roderick Williams. In spring 2023 Stasevska and the BBC Symphony Orchestra collaborate on a project with Grégoire Pont at the Barbican Centre titled Our Precious Planet. Performing works of living composers is a core part of her programming, and with Lahti Symphony Orchestra she has presented works by Missy Mazzoli, Andrew Norman, Thomas Adès, Helen Grime, Kaija Saariaho, and Outi Tarkianen. Recent highlights include the Baltimore and Seattle symphony orchestras, Orchestre National de France, returns to the Oslo Philharmonic and NAC orchestras, and the opening of the Tongyeong Festival.
A passionate opera conductor, Stasevska debuted at the Glyndebourne Opera Festival this season, and has conducted at the Finnish National Opera and Ballet, Norske Opera, Kungliga Opera Stockholm, Opéra de Toulon, and Stockholm’s Baltic Sea Festival.
Dalia Stasevska 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. She was awarded the Order of Princess Olga of the III degree by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in October 2020 for her significant personal contribution to the development of international cooperation, strengthening the prestige of Ukraine internationally, and popularization of its historical and cultural heritage. In December 2018 she conducted the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic at the Nobel Prize Ceremony, and in 2020 she was awarded the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Conductor Award.