Klaus Mäkelä appointed Artist in Association with Tapiola Sinfonietta
For his residency, Mäkelä and Tapiola Sinfonietta have created concert series of Beethoven´s nine symphonies which will span across seasons 2018/19 and 2019/20. He will also perform with the Tapiola Sinfonietta also as soloist and chamber musician.
Still in his early twenties, conductor and cellist Klaus Mäkelä has already made a significant impact on the Finnish musical landscape. He has worked with many acclaimed Finnish symphony orchestras as a conductor and soloist. During the 2017/18 season Mäkelä will make important debuts across Europe, Scandinavia, the United States, Canada and Japan with orchestras such as Minnesota Orchestra, NAC Orchestra Ottawa, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, NDR Symphony Orchestra Hannover, MDR Sinfonieorchester Leipzig, Stockholm Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne as well as Finnish National Opera.
Klaus Mäkelä plays a Giovanni Grancino cello from 1698, kindly made available to him by the OP Art Foundation.