Jan Söderblom – conductor / director
- Artistic Director, Finnish Chamber Orchestra
- Artistic Director, Grankulla Musikfest
- Artistic Director, Tammisaari Summer Concerts
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 two 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.
Jan Söderblom was appointed Artistic Director of the Finnish Chamber Orchestra in 2021, continuing the vision of the ensemble’s founder, Jukka-Pekka Saraste; he is also the Artistic Director of the Tammisaari Summer Concerts and the Grankulla Musikfest. He was previously Chief Conductor of the Pori Sinfonietta (2012-2016), Artistic Director of the Lappeenranta City Orchestra (2002-2009) and Artistic Director of the ‘Music by the Sea’ Festival in Ingå, Finland until 2023.