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ORCHESTRE DE PARIS
Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7

“Le maestro finlandais a laissé une forte impression. Il faudra perdre l’habitude de parler de Klaus Mäkelä comme d’un «jeune chef». Il a déjà tout d’un grand et assume ses choix musicaux avec une maturité rare.”

“The Finnish conductor has already made a strong impression. We will have to break the habit of talking about Klaus Mäkelä as a “young conductor”. He already has all the makings of a great conductor and handles his musical choices with a rare maturity.”

Le Figaro, Christian Merlin, 10 July 2020

“… Il s’impose par sa précision, sa gestique souple, sa maîtrise exceptionnelle du discours, du rythme, du temps, de l’espace, de la couleur. Les voix sont clairement différenciées, les lignes aérées, l’harmonie luxuriante. Il sait faire respirer l’orchestre en lui lâchant la bride sur le cou.”

“… He impresses with his precision, flexible gestures, exceptional mastery of the musical dialogue, rhythm, tempo, space, colour. The voices are clearly differentiated, the lines airy, the harmony luxuriant. He knows how to allow the orchestra to breathe by letting go of the bridle.

La Croix, Bruno Serrou, 10 July 2020

“Impresiona la madurez de Mäkelä, director de ideas claras y maneras suaves, gesto elegante y contenido, pero a un tiempo claro y elocuente, que evita las brusquedades y huye de todo protagonismo en el podio. Para él, la música y los músicos son lo primero.”

“… Impressive is the maturity of Mäkelä, a conductor with clear ideas and a gentle manner, elegant and restrained gestures, but at the same time clear and eloquent, who avoids brusqueness and prominence on the podium. For him, music and musicians come first.”

Scherzo, Miguel Ángel González Barrio, 13 July 2020

Affiliates

Chief Conductor & Artistic Advisor

Artistic Director & Music Director Designate

Principal Guest Conductor

Artistic Director

Artist in Association