This is Santtu-Matias Rouvali conducting the Helsinki premiere last night of a violin concerto by Sebastian Fagerlund. Impossible to know for certain since we’ve never heard the piece before, but he seems to hold it together very tightly. The soloist is Pekka Kuusisto. Watch here.
Meantime, for those who have claimed on this site that the young man has advanced too far, too fast, we hear that he was offered the music directorship of a Dutch symphony orchestra two months ago – and told them he was not ready.