Swedish conductor Mika Eichenholz is a frequent guest conductor in European and South American orchestras. Over recent years, Eichenholz has become a sought-after opera conductor, with engagements at the opera in Gothenburg, the Wermland Opera and Folkoperan in Stockholm.
The Swedish conductor has recurring opera engagements at the Kazan Opera House, where he has worked with singers from the Bolshoi opera and the Mariinsky Theatre, touring European cities with operas like Verdi’s Nabucco, Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers and Mozart’s Magic Flute.
After completing his conducting studies with Maestro Jorma Panula at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland, Mika Eichenholz made his debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Stockholm in 1989.
In the same year, he won the first prize of the Swedish Conducting Competition and the following year, Eichenholz replaced Neeme Järvi on very short notice during a tour with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and the soloists Ida Händel and Lynn Harrell. The event, which turned into a great artistic success, helped propel Eichenholz’ career, and opened door to orchestras all over the world.