Mikko Missi has been appointed the new Managing Director of the Kymi Sinfonietta as of June 1. He will, however, be gradually getting to know the orchestra and the job before that date. Mr Missi comes to the Kymi Sinfonietta from the Helsinki Baroque Orchestra, where he was General Manager.
Mr Missi already has varied previous expert and managerial experience of music and the arts. Before joining the Helsinki Baroque Orchestra, he had, among other things, worked with the Helsinki Festival, at the Tampere Hall, the Finnish Embassy in Berlin and the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture. He holds a Master’s degree, with musicology as his main subject.
“The new Managing Director of the Kymi Sinfonietta has finally been appointed,” reports Mikko Hauhia, Chairman of the Kymi Sinfonietta Board. “In the end, the choice was not very difficult, though the process did seem to drag on for ages. Slow but sure. Having gained an impression of Mikko as an active, highly-competent and expert candidate, the Board was unanimous in its decision and we therefore extend a warm welcome to him to take over at the administrative helm of the Kymi Sinfonietta.”
According to Mr Missi, managing the Kymi Sinfonietta, a unique organisation, will be an interesting job. The orchestra serves a wide audience of two cities and their environs both with quality concerts and a diverse outreach programme.
“The Kymi Sinfonietta is a youthful orchestra with a varied action profile, and it’s at an interesting stage artistically right now. I’m really looking forward to working with the talented musicians and motivated staff of the Kymi Sinfonietta,” says Mr Missi.
The previous Managing Director of the Kymi Sinfonietta, Mikko Leppänen, resigned from the post at the beginning of 2023. He continued to handle the company’s financial affairs until March 17, 2023, while the orchestra’s office staff were responsible for practical matters and concert arrangements in collaboration with the company Board. The recruiting process began in early 2023 and 14 applications were received by the deadline on March 12.
Mikko Missi, Managing Director of the Kymi Sinfonietta as of June 1, 2023, tel. 050 573 8553, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mikko Hauhia, Chairman of the Board, tel. 050 338 7331, email@example.com