Valtteri Rauhalammi, born in Finland, is one of the many conductors who started his career in Germany as a repetiteur and assistant conductor. 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. His first engagements took place at the opera houses in Pforzheim and Aachen, and at the age of 26 years he became the First Kapellmeister and Deputy Music Director at the Opera Theatre in Trier. After his debut with La Traviata he became the First Kapellmeister in the renowned Gelsenkirchen opera house “Musiktheater im Revier”, and since then he has conducted there more than 100 performances of classical and romantic repertoire (The Marriage of Figaro, The Barbier of Sevilla, Rosenkavalier, Don Carlo, La Boheme, La Gioconda) and two world Premieres (Nahod Simon by Isidora Zebeljan and Charlotte Salomon by Michelle DiBucci). He is also the conductor of the ballet company “Ballett im Revier”, with which he has performed Swan Lake, Giselle, Charlotte Salomon and a ballet triptych “B3 vertanzt”. In 2016 Valtteri Rauhalammi was invited to assist Maestro Christian Thielemann at the Bayreuth Opera Festival. Guest engagements have led to concert appearances in Wuppertal and Reutlingen and in performances at the opera houses of Nuremberg, Bielefeld, Oldenburg and Luebeck. His future engagements include premieres of Passagierin (M. Weinberg) and The Tales of Hoffmann (Offenbach) in Gelsenkirchen, and performances of Faust at the Estonian National Opera.