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”Marjo Riihimäki is a shining star of the new generation. Her presence on the podium and glowing professionalism make the audience ecstatic over and over again!” Jouko Harjanne, International Trumpet Soloist, Artistic Director of the Lieksa Brass Week
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”Happy, shining and energetic Marjo Riihimäki got the orchestra into top atmosphere even at the dress rehearsal…" Oulu Symphony Orchestra @Twitter
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”Marjo is an excellent conductor and efficient trainer for orchestras. She is super-easy to work with!” Tero Lindberg, trumpeter, The Golden Trumpet
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Marjo Riihimäki, Kuvaaja: Tuomas Vihavainen


Marjo Riihimäki is a Finnish conductor and the founder and artistic leader of the Finnish Symphonic Wind Professionals.
Marjo has been invited as a guest conductor for the Kuopio Symphony Orchestra, Joensuu and Pori City Orchestras, The UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra and the Air Force Big Band. She has implemented innovative collaborations with artists such as jazz vocalists Maja Mannila, Elena Mindru and trumpetist Tero Lindberg.
Marjo is particularly well-versed in the music literature of symphonic wind ensembles, symphonic jazz and crossover music.
Her primary passion areas are in film music and projects within dramatic art.


“Marjo Riihimäki is a captivating, wonderful conductor who engages her audience” 

Kuuma Linja, Savon Sanomat 3 September 2023


“You conveyed a wonderful atmosphere to the audience. I really appreciate your energy and enthusiasm. Especially your communication with the younger audience made us feel good.” 

Feedback from the Kuopio City Orchestra’s concert on September 1, 2023.


“Marjo Riihimäki is a radiant host of the show” 

newspaper Karjalainen 30.9.2023

Marjo Riihimäki, Kuvaaja: Tuomas Tenkanen
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Repertoire examples

In the light of conductor Marjo Riihimäki’s hand gesture, the orchestra becomes a storyteller, it’s a performance, a fun game or a mysterious and deep world of feelings, reflecting our own personal stories and experiences. 

Director Vaidas Andriuškevičius of Kaunas Big Band and Concert Institution „Kauno santaka“

Marjo Riihimäki



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