Finnish conductor Emilia Hoving (born 1994) is currently Assistant Conductor of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France under their Music Director Mikko Franck, and in 2019 held a similar post at the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra under Chief Conductor Hannu Lintu.
She first attracted widespread international attention in May 2019 when she took over concerts with the Finnish Radio Symphony at very short notice, conducting BA Zimmermann’s “Dialogues” and Bruckner’s 2nd symphony with authority and musicality.
In 20/21 Emilia is due to debut with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Stavanger Symphony and Iceland Symphony, also returning to the Finnish Radio Symphony. She has already appeared as a guest conductor with orchestras such as the Kuopio Symphony Orchestra, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Oulu Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia Lahti and Nordic Chamber Orchestra, many of them inviting her back in subscription. This Summer she conducted streamed concerts at Korsholm Music Festival and in Tampere at Ung Nordisk Musik-festival.
She began her conducting studies in 2015 with Jorma Panula at the newly founded Panula Academy, having previously studied clarinet, cello and (from age 6) piano. She went on and still continues to study at the Sibelius Academy with professors Sakari Oramo and Atso Almila and with visiting teachers such as Leif Segerstam, Johannes Schlaefli, Susanna Mälkki and Eva Ollikainen.