“Sibelius is at his most unruly in his Fourth Symphony … The Concertgebouworkest has only scheduled the work six times in its 134-year history – first in 1913 and most recently in 2017. With the Finn at the helm, the undervalued Sibelius in Amsterdam may finally get the status he deserves. Mastefully, Mäkelä led the orchestra through the unruly landscape, in which low strings played a brilliant leading role.”

Trouw, Peter van der Lint, 24 November 2022

“Under Mäkelä’s baton, Mozart sounds light, structured and crystal clear. With the orchestra and Nederlands Kamerkoor he aims for high-contrast playing, but with restrained warmth and expression.”

Het Parool, Frederike Berntsen, 24 November 2022

Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 4
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem