Valtteri Rauhalammi, born in Finland, started his career in Germany as a repetiteur and assistant conductor at the opera houses in Pforzheim and Aachen before becoming First Kapellmeister and Deputy Music Director in Trier at age 26. He studied with the legendary teachers Jorma Panula and Leif Segerstam at the Sibelius Academy and continued his studies at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna with Uros Lajovic and Konrad Leitner. After his debut with La Traviata at the Musiktheater im Revier Gelsenkirchen, he became their First Kapellmeister, and since then conducted more than 100 performances of classical and romantic repertoire (The Marriage of Figaro, The Barber of Seville, Rosenkavalier, Don Carlo,La Bohème, La Gioconda) and three world premieres (Nahod Simon by Isidora Zebeljan, Charlotte Salomon by Michelle DiBucci, and the symphonyResponse by Georgs Pelecis) there. Between 2014 and 2017 he conductor almost every performance of the “Ballett im Revier”, with which he has performed Swan Lake, Giselle, Charlotte Salomon and the ballet triptych B3 vertanzt. In 2016 and 2017 he was invited to assist Christian Thielemann at the Bayreuth Opera Festival and will return there in 2018. Guest engagements have led to concert appearances in Wuppertal and Reutlingen and to performances at the opera houses of Tallinn, Nuremberg, Bielefeld, Oldenburg, and Luebeck. His future engagements include premieres of The Magic Flute and Dialogues of the Carmelites in Hannover, where he starts as First Kapellmeister in the season 17/18.