Director de Orquesta
“…Tuomas Hannikainen showed his value in a magnificent account of Nielsen’s 5th symphony. The Maestro stayed away from cheap effects, building an admirable dramatic progression on the 1st movement. The overwhelming energy of the 2nd movement had its zenith at the furious fugue right at the middle of the movement before the conductor and the orchestra underlined the affirmative tone of the cathartic conclusion of this great symphony.”
Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona – AVUI+ / Xavier Cester, 15th February ’11
Tuomas Hannikainen, formerly named Tuomas Ollila then Ollila-Hannikainen, has been amongst the brightest in the extraordinary wave of Finnish conductors since he was appointed Chief Conductor and Music Director of the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra. He has also held titles as Artistic Director of the Joroinen Festival in Finland, joint Chief Conductor of the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, joint Principal Conductor of the Tapiola Sinfonietta, Principal Guest Conductor of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and as Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of Finland’s period instrument group, now The Finnish Baroque Orchestra. In 2010 the famous Jorma Panula asked Tuomas Hannikainen to join him in teaching conducting at the Sibelius Academy and Helsinki Conservatoire.
Recent successes include his work with, amongst others, the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Avanti Chamber Orchestra, Kymi Sinfonietta, Pori Sinfonietta, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, WDR Rundfunk Orchester, the Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona (“Good work was done in the Kraus