Coaching conducting: Finland possesses special prowess on the orchestral podium. Why? The most prestigious orchestras in the world of classical music recruit young Finnish conductors. How does Finland achieve such success in this field?

Lahti Symphony Orchestra – one of the great orchestras in Finland outside of Helsinki

Finland, a country of 5.5 million people, is home to 30 orchestras, including 14 symphonies, according to the Association of Finnish Symphony Orchestras. This is quite possibly the most orchestras per capita of any country in the world, even more than Germany.

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