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 jumped in to conduct Bruckner and BA Zimmermann live on TV, which put her on
the international map. She has since been reinvited for several projects and will conduct the
Helsinki Philharmonic this year also.
She has guested with almost all the Finnish orchestras
(and been reinvited), including the Lahti Sinfonia, Tapiola Sinfonietta and Tampere
Philharmonic. In February 2021 she made her debut with the Royal Stockholm
Philharmonic, and has also conducted several regional orchestras in Sweden including the
Nordic Chamber and Västerås Sinfonietta, as well as conducting the Orchestre
Philharmonique de Radio France in studio sessions.
Emilia has already conducted many works by contemporary (particularly Finnish)
composers, and this is a particular interest of hers. In April 2021 she was awarded the
prestigious Finnish Critics’ Association “Critics’ Spurs Prize 2021” for the “best artistic
breakthrough for a young artist during the year.”
Emilia is currently finalising her studies at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki with Professor
Sakari Oramo and Atso Almila, and with visiting teachers such as Leif Segerstam, Johannes
Schlaefli, Susanna Mälkki and Eva Ollikainen. She began her conducting studies in 2015
with Jorma Panula, having previously studied clarinet, cello and (from age 6) piano.