Described as “one-of-a-kind” by Toronto’s The Globe and Mail, Pekka Kuusisto is renowned for his fresh approach to the repertoire. Highlights of the 2017/18 season include concerto appearances with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo, Orchestre de Paris and Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra. He also embarks upon a European tour with the Philharmonia Orchestra as well as appearing with the Orchestra throughout the season, play-directs the Karajan-Akademie der Berliner Philharmoniker with tenor Mark Padmore, and takes up a mini-residency at Pierre Boulez Saal with REDDRESS, a collaborative project with South-Korean artist Aamu Song that blurs the boundaries between performance and visual art.