Klaus MÄKELÄ, Conductor
Klaus MÄKELÄ (Conductor)
In the 2020/21 season Klaus Makela also appeared with the Concertgebouworkest, Münchner Philharmoniker, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, NDR Elbphilharmonie, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and Tapiola Sinfonietta. He was Artist in Residence at Spain’s Granada. At the Verbier Festival he conducted and performed cello in a chamber music programme.
Mäkelä studied conducting at the Sibelius Academy with Jorma Panula and cello with Marko Ylönen, Timo Hanhinen and Hannu Kiiski. He plays a Giovanni Grancino cello from 1698, kindly made available to him by the OP Art Foundation.