Chief Conductor

Sami Ruusuvuori serves as Chief Conductor of the Helsinki Police Band. Previously, has held conducting positions with several Finnish military bands including the Guards Bands and Conscript Band. He has a deep understanding of classical, jazz and commercial music which has allowed him to work with many of Finland’s best musicians.

Ruusuvuori has conducted ensembles on tours of Japan, Russia, Europe, the Baltics and the Nordic countries. He has been a jury member for several wind band competitions. He has taught at the Sibelius Academy and served as teacher/clinician for many master classes. Sami Ruusuvuori is a strong proponent of new music and has commissioned and premiered many new pieces. He has conducted on twelve recordings. As a trombonist Ruusuvuori performs constantly with various ensembles.

Ruusuvuori is currently a doctoral student in wind band conducting at the Sibelius Academy with the subject “Western symphonic wind band music from the twentieth century to the present”.

Image: Tommi Levy