With generous phrasing and great vigor free from sentimentality, she gave new life to an overplayed symphony. The Royal Philharmonic played with gusto, to well-deserved fanfare. Svenska Dagbladet
Whether in orchestral concerts or leading operatic performances, the Finnish conductor Eva Ollikainen impresses audiences with her clear communication, infectious enthusiasm, and nuanced technique.
The start of the 2020/21 season sees Eva Olllikainen stepping into the roles of artistic director and music director for the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, as well as principal conductor for Orchestra della Toscana. Since September 2018 she further serves as principal conductor of the Nordic Chamber Orchestra based in Sundsvall, Sweden.