Most concert programs introduce you as a Finnish-Ukrainian conductor. How do you see yourself?
I was born in Ukraine but I never lived there. My father is Ukrainian and I am extremely proud of my father’s heritage, but I am totally Finnish.
Dalia Stasevska. Photo © Jarmo Katila
You enrolled at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki as a 17-year old. How did you get accepted at an earlier age to most?
I was so...