Conductor Mario Venzago was appointed an Artist in Association of the Tapiola Sinfonietta in autumn 2010. Before that, he had spent seven successful seasons as Music Director of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.
Venzago is Principal Conductor of the Northern Sinfonia in Newcastle and Chief Conductor of the Bern Symphony Orchestra. He regularly also guests with the world’s leading orchestras and at celebrated opera houses, such as the Berlin Philharmonic, the London Philharmonic, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and at La Scala, Milan. From 2004 to 2007 he was Chief Conductor of the Swedish National Orchestra in Gothenburg and from 1997 to 2003 Artistic Director of the Basel Symphony Orchestra, after which the orchestra made him its Conductor Laureate. Mario Venzago’s wide-ranging discography has won him many major awards, such as a Diapason d’Or, two Grand Prix du Disque and the Edison Prize.