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Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

“Klaus Mäkelä conducted Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 with ease, responsiveness and presence … Whoever can begin the slow movement so cautiously in the softest pianissimo, calmly build up the string chorus without any gestures of violence and organically increase the tempo without false impulses, is a conductor of the highest order.”

Süddeutsche Zeitung, Harald Eggebrecht, 9 October 2021

“Mäkelä creates the ideal tonal relationship between voice and orchestra and maintains the tension long after the last note. He and the BRSO achieve the difficult feat of creating a musical self-evidence in Mahler.”, Thomas Gehrig, 10 October 2021

Béla Bartók: Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra No. 2
Bohuslav Martinů: Suite Concertante for Violin and Orchestra
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 4
Soloists: Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin), Anna Lucia Richter (mezzo-soprano)


Chief Conductor & Artistic Advisor

   Music Director & Artistic Director

                  Artistic Partner
     Chief Conductor (from 2027/28)