Conductor & director
With a dynamic background as a performer, including solo, chamber music and orchestral leading, exploration is the driving force behind Jan Söderblom’s path as a conductor. Currently Artistic Director of the Finnish Chamber Orchestra, he is also Artistic Director of three annual festivals and a frequent guest conductor with the major Finnish orchestras, including the Helsinki Philharmonic, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Tampere Philharmonic, Lahti Symphony Orchestra and Tapiola Sinfonietta. He also holds the position of 1st Concertmaster of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and also performs as guest leader and play-director with several Scandinavian orchestras. Whether conducting, directing or playing, Söderblom’s artistic vision clearly communicates a personal narrative where history and the present, and culture and nature meet in a distinctive and compelling way.