In 2015 Pietari Inkinen became Chief Conductor of Prague Symphony Orchestra and the Ludwigsburg Schlossfestspiele. In 16/17 he took up the role of Chief Conductor of the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, having held the role of Principal Guest since 2009. Inkinen is also Honorary Conductor of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, having previously been Music Director from 2008 to 2016.
As a guest conductor Inkinen has worked with the Staatskapelle Berlin, Munich Philharmonic, La Scala Philharmonic, Orchestra of Santa Cecilia, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, Bavarian Radio Symphony, Vienna Radio Symphony, BBC Symphony, City of Birmingham Symphony, Spanish National Orchestra, Finnish Radio Symphony, Swedish Radio Symphony and Oslo Philharmonic as well as the Staatskapelle Dresden and the Leipzig Gewandhaus.
In 2016/2017 Inkinen conducts a revival of the acclaimed Opera Australia Ring Cycle in Melbourne after the final performances of the new production of Eugene Onegin at the Dresden Semperoper. He also makes his debut with the Concertgebouw Orchestra and the Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin and will take the Prague Symphony Orchestra on tour to Spain and Austria.
Inkinen is also an accomplished violinist and studied at the Cologne Music Academy with Zakhar Bron before taking further studies in conducting at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki.