Emilia has been named Assistant Conductor to Mikko Franck at Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France starting January 2020 !
Stay tuned for upcoming debutes next season!
Finnish conductor Emilia Hoving (born 1994) is currently Assistant Conductor of the
Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France under their Music Director Mikko Franck. In May
2019, as Assistant at the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra under Chief Conductor Hannu
Lintu, she attracted international attention by jumping in to conduct the orchestra in Bruckner
and BA Zimmermann live on TV. She has since been invited back for several projects. She
has guested with almost all the Finnish orchestras (and been reinvited) including
Sinfonia Lahti, Tapiola Sinfonietta and Tampere Philharmonic, and in May 2021 made her debut
with the Helsinki Philharmonic. In April 2021 she was awarded the prestigious Finnish
Critics’ Association “Critics’ Spurs Prize 2021” equivalent for the “best artistic breakthrough for a young artist during the year." In February 2021 she made her debut with the Royal Stockholm
Philharmonic. and has conducted several regional orchestras in Sweden including the
Nordic Chamber and Västerås Sinfonietta. Last season she conducted the Orchestre
Philharmonique de Radio France in studio sessions and conducts them in concert in April 2022.
In 21/22 she debuts with the Orchestre National de Lille, Luxembourg Philharmonic, Iceland
Symphony, Quebec Symphony, Helsingborg and Gävle symphonies, Turku Philharmonic,
and at the Vienna Konzerthaus with the Estonian Sinfonietta, and conducts two one-act
operas (staged) with the Finnish Chamber Opera. Emilia has already conducted many works
by living (particularly Finnish) composers, and this is
a particular interest of hers; her Lille
subscription week this season includes the world premiere of a new piano concerto by their
Resident Composer, Alex Nante, played
by Alexandre Tharaud.
Emilia is currently finalising her studies at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki where she has studied with Professors
Sakari Oramo and Atso Almila. She began her conducting studies in 2015 with Jorma
Panula, having previously studied clarinet, cello and (from age 6) piano.