Klaus Mäkelä

Klaus Mäkelä was born in 1996. He is a young and gifted conductor and prizewinning cellist. He has conducted almost all the Finnish orchestras and last season made his debut with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra and the South Denmark Philharmonic. This coming season he will be conducting top orchestras in Europe, North America and Asia. Mäkelä was recently appointed assistant to Esa-Pekka Salonen for a performance of the Ring Cycle at the Finnish National Opera, to start in 2019. His debut with the Finnish National Opera was in May, when he conducted Erkki Melartin's Aino. At the Sibelius Academy he studied orchestral conducting under Jorma Panula and cello with Marko Ylönen, Timo Hanhinen and Hannu Kiiski. He has frequently performed chamber music at Finnish music festivals and as soloist with a good number of Finnish orchestras. Klaus Mäkelä plays a Giovanni Grancino cello from 1698 owned by the OP Art Foundation.

Mäkelä is in the Young Chamber Musicians programme.

Programme

8. Kontio School 14.15

W.A. Mozart (1756—1791):

Serenade No. 13 in G, K. 525 for strings "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" (1787)

Tue
11.7.

10. Kontio School 18.15

Marta Ptaszyńska (1943):

Moon Flowers for cello and piano (1986)

Tue
11.7.

16. Kuhmo Arts Centre 20.15

Giya Kancheli (1935):

Ex contrario for two violins, string orchestra, keyboard, electric bass and tape (2006)

Wed
12.7.

16. Kuhmo Arts Centre 20.15

Andrey Pushkarev (1974):

Utyosov Fantasy for two violins and string orchestra

Wed
12.7.

24. Kuhmo Arts Centre 16.15

Edward Elgar (1857—1934):

Serenade, Op. 20 for strings (1888-1892)

Fri
14.7.

38. Kuhmo Arts Centre 15.15

Hanns Eisler (1898—1962):

Vierzehn Arten den Regen zu beschreiben, Op. 70 (from the Film Regen",1940)

Mon
17.7.

39. Kuhmo Arts Centre 18.15

Peter Maxwell Davies (1934):

Eight Songs for a Mad King (1968)

Mon
17.7.

43. Kuhmo Arts Centre 16.15

Franz Schubert (1797—1828):

Der Doppelgänger, D. 957/13 from Schwanengesang (1828)

Tue
18.7.

45. Kontio School 21.15

Sebastian Fagerlund (1972):

Transient Light for French horn, violin, cello and piano (2013)

Tue
18.7.

Salakamari 10.00

Introduction in Finnish

Wed
19.7.

60. Kuhmo Arts Centre 18.15

Giacomo Puccini (1858—1942):

Crisantemi for string quartet (1890)

Fri
21.7.

60. Kuhmo Arts Centre 18.15

Stefan Heucke (1959):

Auch das Schöne muss sterben, Op. 15 for 23 solo instruments (1991)

Fri
21.7.

63. Kontio School 15.15

Felix Mendelssohn (1809—1847):

Largo and Allegro in D minor, MWV O 1 for piano and strings (1820) (age 11)

Sat
22.7.

64. Kontio School 17.15

Charles Ives (1874—1954):

The Unanswered Question for winds and string orchestra from two Contemplations (1935)

Sat
22.7.