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Mikko Franck
conductor

Mikko Franck

Biography

Despite his young age, Mikko Franck has established himself as one of the most exciting international conductors, with a wide ranging repertoire for both the concert hall and the opera house. He first established his credentials with many of Finland’s orchestras and now regularly conducts some of the world’s greatest orchestras. Mikko Franck began to play the violin at the age of five and entered Helsinki’s Sibelius Academy in1992, subsequently studying in New York, Israel and Sweden. It was in 1995 that he began conducting studies: at first privately with Prof. Jorma Panula, then between 1996 and 1997 within the conducting class of the Sibelius Academy. Mikko Franck took up the post of General Music Director of the Finnish National Opera in August 2006. He was formerly Music Director and Chief Conductor of the Orchestre National de Belgique until June 2007.

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