conductor

Klaus Mäkelä

Klaus Mäkelä is chief conductor and artistic advisor of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. With Orchestre de Paris he assumed the role of music director in September 2021, having served as artistic advisor since the 2020/21 season. He is also artistic director of the Turku Music Festival. An exclusive Decca Classics Artist, Klaus Mäkelä has recorded the complete Sibelius symphony cycle with the Oslo Philharmonic. The spring 2022 release ties in with his first major tour European tour with the orchestra for Sibelius residencies in both the Vienna Konzerthaus and Hamburg Elbphilharmonie and further concerts at the Paris Philharmonie and London Barbican. This season Mäkelä appears as a Portrait Artist at the Vienna Konzerthaus and guest conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, London Philharmonic, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks and Münchner Philharmoniker. In the summer of 2022 he returns to the Verbier Festival to conduct the Verbier Festival and Verbier Festival Chamber orchestras and to perform as a chamber musician.

In September 2020, his outstanding debut prompted the Concertgebouw Orchestra to invite him back twice in the same season. In the 2021-22 season Mäkelä returned, conducting Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich in Hamburg and Reykjavík, and Wolfe, Copland and Dvořák in Amsterdam.

Mäkelä studied conducting at the Sibelius Academy with Jorma Panula and cello with Marko Ylönen, Timo Hanhinen and Hannu Kiiski. As a soloist, he has performed with several Finnish orchestras and has appeared at Finnish festivals like Kuhmo Chamber Music.

Klaus Mäkelä - image: Marco Borggreve

Klaus Mäkelä is chief conductor and artistic advisor of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. With Orchestre de Paris he assumed the role of music director in September 2021, having served as artistic advisor since the 2020/21 season. He is also artistic director of the Turku Music Festival. An exclusive Decca Classics Artist, Klaus Mäkelä has recorded the complete Sibelius symphony cycle with the Oslo Philharmonic. The spring 2022 release ties in with his first major tour European tour with the orchestra for Sibelius residencies in both the Vienna Konzerthaus and Hamburg Elbphilharmonie and further concerts at the Paris Philharmonie and London Barbican. This season Mäkelä appears as a Portrait Artist at the Vienna Konzerthaus and guest conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, London Philharmonic, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks and Münchner Philharmoniker. In the summer of 2022 he returns to the Verbier Festival to conduct the Verbier Festival and Verbier Festival Chamber orchestras and to perform as a chamber musician.

In September 2020, his outstanding debut prompted the Concertgebouw Orchestra to invite him back twice in the same season. In the 2021-22 season Mäkelä returned, conducting Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich in Hamburg and Reykjavík, and Wolfe, Copland and Dvořák in Amsterdam.

Mäkelä studied conducting at the Sibelius Academy with Jorma Panula and cello with Marko Ylönen, Timo Hanhinen and Hannu Kiiski. As a soloist, he has performed with several Finnish orchestras and has appeared at Finnish festivals like Kuhmo Chamber Music.

Klaus Mäkelä is chief conductor and artistic advisor of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. With Orchestre de Paris he assumed the role of music director in September 2021, having served as artistic advisor since the 2020/21 season. He is also artistic director of the Turku Music Festival. An exclusive Decca Classics Artist, Klaus Mäkelä has recorded the complete Sibelius symphony cycle with the Oslo Philharmonic. The spring 2022 release ties in with his first major tour European tour with the orchestra for Sibelius residencies in both the Vienna Konzerthaus and Hamburg Elbphilharmonie and further concerts at the Paris Philharmonie and London Barbican. This season Mäkelä appears as a Portrait Artist at the Vienna Konzerthaus and guest conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, London Philharmonic, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks and Münchner Philharmoniker. In the summer of 2022 he returns to the Verbier Festival to conduct the Verbier Festival and Verbier Festival Chamber orchestras and to perform as a chamber musician.

In September 2020, his outstanding debut prompted the Concertgebouw Orchestra to invite him back twice in the same season. In the 2021-22 season Mäkelä returned, conducting Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich in Hamburg and Reykjavík, and Wolfe, Copland and Dvořák in Amsterdam.

Mäkelä studied conducting at the Sibelius Academy with Jorma Panula and cello with Marko Ylönen, Timo Hanhinen and Hannu Kiiski. As a soloist, he has performed with several Finnish orchestras and has appeared at Finnish festivals like Kuhmo Chamber Music.

  • Klaus Mäkelä is conducting the Concertgebouworkest - image: Milagro Elstak
    Klaus Mäkelä is conducting the Concertgebouworkest - image: Milagro Elstak
  • image: Gashouder
    image: Gashouder
  • Klaus Mäkelä - image: Marco Borggreve
    Klaus Mäkelä - image: Marco Borggreve