Swedish conductor Mika Eichenholz made his debut with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra in 1989. The same year, he was awarded First Prize at the Swedish Competition for Conductors (Svenska Dirigentpriset). In 1990 he was chosen to replace Neeme Järvi at very short notice on a tour with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, thus beginning a career that has since brought him to orchestras worldwide.
Mika Eichenholz is frequently engaged as guest conductor in the Swedish and the Finnish orchestras as well as being a returning conductor in orchestras in Easter Europe, Austria as well as in South America. A couple of years ago he formed a steady relationship with the Kazan State Opera with whom he has toured in Europe on a regular basis with singers from the Bolshoi and Marinsky Theatres.
In March 2009 Mika Eichenholz made his successful debut with the Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra as musical leader and conductor. Among recent and upcoming engagements to be mentioned are concerts with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta de Cámara de Chile, the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Salzburger Landestheater, Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra and Gävle Symphony Orchestra.
Mika Eichenholz’s extensive discography includes a large number of CD releases on EMI, Marco Polo, Naxos and others. His last vist at The Göteborg Opera was in My Fair Lady, 2007.