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Leif Segerstam

Leif Segerstam is one of the most versatile and interesting musical talents from the Nordic countries. He studied violin, piano, composition and conducting at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki and then continued with a post-graduate course at the Juilliard School of Music in New York. He is chief conductor emeritus of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, after a successful period as its chief conductor (1995–2007). In addition he holds honorary titles with the Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra and Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz in Germany. He has been chief conductor of the Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra as well as music director and chief conductor of the Royal Swedish Opera; he is chief conductor of the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra and Malmö Opera.

He began his conducting career in the opera houses of Helsinki, Stockholm and Berlin, with guest appearances which have included the Metropolitan New York, La Scala, Covent Garden, Teatro Colón, the Salzburg Festival and the Opera Houses of Cologne, Geneva, Hamburg and Munich. He is a frequent conductor at the Savonlinna Festival. In 1997 he made his debuts in North America with Los Angeles Philharmonic, Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The numerous recordings made by Leif Segerstam are recognized by critics and public alike as outstanding amongst modern interpretations. He has also shown exceptional creativity as a composer throughout his musical career. For many years a professor of conducting at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Leif Segerstam was awarded the annual Finnish State Prize for Music in 2004, and the following year received the highly esteemed Sibelius Medal.

Allan Pettersson - Complete Edition
The Complete Allan Pettersson – 17 discs
Max Reger - Orchestral Works
BIS-9047 CD
3 CDs for the price of 2
Schnittke - The Ten Symphonies
BIS-1767 CD
6 CDs for the price of 4
Scriabin - Orchestral Works
BIS-1669 CD
3 CDs for the price of 2
Music by Alfred Schnittke featured in Volker Schlöndorff´s film ´Der Neunte Tag´
BIS-1507 CD
Lutosławski & Penderecki Concertos
BIS-937 CD
Pettersson - Symphonies 8 & 10
BIS-880 CD
Reger - Mozart Variations
BIS-771 CD
Reger - Piano Concerto, Op.114
BIS-711 CD
Pettersson - Symphony No.3 & 15
BIS-680 CD
Segerstam - String Quartet
Schnittke - Symphony No.2
BIS-667 CD
Segerstam - Symphony No.17
BIS-684 CD
Segerstam - Patria
Blomdahl - The Three Symphonies
BIS-611 CD
Segerstam - Symphony No.16
BIS-584 CD
Christian Lindberg - 10-Year Jubilee
BIS-638 CD
Reger - Variations & Fugue
BIS-601 CD
Classics for Chamber Orchestra, Vol.1
BIS-180 CD
Pettersson - Symphonies No.7 & 11
BIS-580 CD
Schnittke - Symphony no.1
BIS-577 CD
Rautavaara - Chamber Music
Segerstam - Thoughts
BIS-583 CD
Rott - Symphony in E major
BIS-563 CD
Scriabin - Symphony No.2
BIS-535 CD
Trombone Odyssey
BIS-538 CD
Top 25 recordings, American Record Guide 2012
Segerstam - Symphony No.11 & 14
BIS-483 CD
Scriabin - Symphony No.1
BIS-534 CD
Segerstam - Symphony No.13
BIS-484 CD
Schnittke - Cello Concerto No.1
BIS-507 CD
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