SIBELIUS RELEASE AWARDED EDISON KLASSIK

Klaus Mäkelä and the Oslo Philharmonic' Sibelius album has been chosen for the 2022 Edison Klassiek Debut Award. Announcing the award the jury commented: "Ambitious" is an understatement for this debut by the young Finnish conductor Klaus Mäkelä. He chose to record all the symphonies of his hard-to-fathom compatriot Sibelius with the Oslo {…}

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KLAUS MÄKELÄ AND ROYAL CONCERTGEBOUW ORCHESTRA TO START TEN-YEAR COLLABORATION

The Concertgebouw Orchestra has announced the start of a long-term collaboration with Klaus Mäkelä, who joins as Artistic Partner with effect from the 2022/2023 season and will become the orchestra’s eighth Chief Conductor in 2027. As Artistic Partner, Klaus Mäkelä will work closely with the Concertgebouw Orchestra, commencing this {…}

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OSLO PHILHARMONIC 2022/23 SEASON

Klaus Mäkelä's third season as Chief Conductor of the Oslo Philharmonic features 11 contrasting programmes, with repertoire ranging from Jean Baptiste Lully and Pietro Locatelli to Alban Berg and Icelandic composer, Anna Thorvaldsdottir. Highlights of the new season include a tour to the UK, Germany, Netherlands and Austria and a return to the {…}

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ORCHESTRE DE PARIS ANNOUNCES THE 2022/23 SEASON

For his second season as Music Director of the Orchestra de Paris, Klaus Mäkelä has chosen to focus on today's composers: Pascal Dusapin, Betsy Jolas, Jimmy López Bellido, Magnus Lindberg and Kaija Saariaho, the latter featured with three different works. There is also a focus on the Ballets Russes, with three key Diaghilev scores: Ravel's {…}

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SIBELIUS – REVIEW HIGHLIGHTS

Coinciding with this week's release of the complete Sibelius symphony cycle with the Oslo Philharmonic, Klaus Mäkelä features on the front cover of Gramophone Magazine. The in-depth interview is followed by an Editor's Choice review in which Edward Seckerson writes: “So much of the musical energy of these symphonies stems from rhythm and {…}

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