Turku Philharmonic Orchestra

Contact information

Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
Turku Concert Hall
Aninkaistenkatu 9, 20100 Turku
Postal address: Sibeliuksenkatu 2, 20100 Turku

Tel. (02) 262 0804


Turku Philharmonic Orhestra (City Orchestra) is the oldest orchestra in Finland and one of the oldest in the world. The roots of the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra stretch back to the year 1790 and the founding of The Musical Society in Turku. The orchestra was municipalized in 1927. At present the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra is the fifth largest in Finland with its 74 players.

The Chief Conductor of the orchestra from 2012 to 2019 is Leif Segerstam. Artistic Director and Principal Conductor from 1.1.2021 onwards is Olli Mustonen.

The main performance location for the orchestra is the Turku Concert Hall, which was completed in 1952. It is the first hall in the country that was designed and built mainly for concert purposes.

The Chief Executive of the orchestra is Nikke Isomöttönen.