Josef Suilen (1955) is a Dutch conductor working with orchestras all over the world. He is considered to be an extremely inspiring, thrilling and powerful conductor and strong force in the current classical music scene. Because of his interest and experiences in many different musical styles, he has worked together with musicians from the jazz, pop and of course western classical music genre. Orchestras, soloist and audiences worldwide lauded him for his originality, enthusiastic and authentic performances.

“I got to know Josef Suilen over a number of years as a very serious and intelligent conductor who has shown evidence of a serious and sincere approach to music-making.”

Bernard Haitink

Next performance

Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra

When: 22 December 2018 - 7 January 2019

Where: China

Next stop: Istanbul

I am travelling to Istanbul to prepare a tour through China with the Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra. The programme will be a celebration of European masterpieces, composed by, among others, Beethoven, Rossini and Strauss.
We’re performing from the 22nd of December 2018 till the 7th of January 2019. See the tour scedule below:


Fuzhou: 22-12-2018
Jinan: 24-12-2018
Harbin: 26-12-2018
Mudanjiang: 27-12-2018
Yichang: 29-12-2018
Yangzhou: 31-12-2018
Shanghai: 1-1-2019
Quanzhou: 4-1-2019
Chengdu: 5-1-2019
Beijing: 7-1-2019