The Baltic Sea Festival operates in three main areas in order to create a better future for the Baltic Sea region. We believe that music can serve as a good platform, and that it can initiate discussions that can solve large and difficult questions. Environmental issues in the Baltic Sea can only be solved jointly. For such calls to be successful it requires good leaders who can get things done, and point out the right way.
Baltic Sea Festival was founded in 2003 by Michael Tydén, former director of Berwaldhallen in Stockholm, Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor and composer, Valery Gergiev, conductor and director of the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg.