Ville Matvejeff


Born 1986 in Finland, Ville Matvejeff has established himself as an exceptionally wide-ranging musician enjoying success as conductor, composer and pianist. He trained at the Sibelius Academy (M.Mus.) and Espoo Music Institute.

Matvejeff has established a solid international conducting career both in the opera and symphonic repertoire. His term as the Principal Guest Conductor of Norrlandsoperan Symphony Orchestra begins in September 2022. Priorly, he served as the Chief Conductor of Jyväskylä Sinfonia in 2014-2022 and continues as their Artistic Advisor until the end of 2023.

Matvejeff was appointed the artistic director of Savonlinna Opera Festival from 1.9.2019 on and is currently extended until the festival of 2027. He was priorly serving as the Artistic Director of Turku Music Festival from 2016 until 2018.

A musical polymath, Matvejeff is also a pianist and composer. He made his soloist debut as pianist at the age of 18 with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and has since toured the world in a recital partnership with soprano Karita Mattila. The Spring 2017 saw the duo on a European tour with performances at the Vienna State Opera, London’s Wigmore Hall and the Zürich Opera House amongst others. As a composer, he has received commissions from the Finnish Chamber Orchestra and the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, for whom he wrote his Violin Concerto to celebrate the inauguration of the Helsinki Music Centre in September 2011. His passion for the human voice has led him to write a substantial amount of choral music, while recordings of his orchestral works Ad Astra and Cello Concerto Crossroads have been released on the Alba label.

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