Sakari Oramo began his musical career as a violinist, and for some years was leader of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. He made his breakthrough as a conductor in 1993 and has since conducted many of the world’s most prestigious orchestras, including the Vienna Philharmonic, Berliner Philharmoniker, Staatskapelle Dresden and Boston and Chicago Symphony Orchestras.
He is chief conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and was chief conductor and artistic advisor at the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic until the end of the 2020/21 season and will return regularly as a guest. He also holds the honorary conductor position with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra after nine years as their chief conductor.
Sakari Oramo appears on a large number of highly praised recordings, primarily as a conductor but also as a violinist and chamber musician.