Klaus Mäkelä

Conductor & Cellist


SEASON 2017/18

11.08.2017 19:00 @ Rauma Hall - Rauma, Finland

Shostakovich 14 @ Rauma Festivo

Rautavaara: Canto III

Kokkonen: ...durch einen Spiegel...

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 14

Tapiola Sinfonietta

Suvi Väyrynen, soprano

Mika Kares, bass

Klaus Mäkelä, conductor



18.08.2017 19:30 @ Vogtlandhalle - Greiz, Germany

Debut with MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra

Sibelius: Lemminkäinen's Return

Brahms: Violin Concerto

Sibelius: Symphony No. 5

MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra

Alina Pogostkina, violin

Klaus Mäkelä, conductor


13.09.2017 18:00 @ Berwaldhallen - Stockholm, Sweden

Debut with Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Zinovjev: Batteria

Sallinen: The Nocturnal Dances of Don Juan Quixote

Sibelius: Symphony No. 7

Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Jan-Erik Gustavsson, cello

Klaus Mäkelä, conductor



14.09.2017 18:00 @ Berwaldhallen - Stcokholm, Sweden

Debut with Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Zinovjev: Batteria

Sallinen: The Nocturnal Dances of Don Juan Quixote

Sibelius: Symphony No. 7

Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Jan-Erik Gustavsson, cello

Klaus Mäkelä, conductor



21.09.2017 19:00 @ Sibelius Hall - Lahti, Finland

Debut with Lahti Symphony Orchestra

Nisula: Vellamon neidot

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 27

Schumann: Symphony No. 4

Lahti Symphony Orchestra

Javier Perianes, piano

Klaus Mäkelä, conductor


05.10.2017 19:00 @ Louis De Geer Hall - Norrköping, Sweden

Debut with Norrköping Symphony Orchestra

Mussorgsky: Prelude and Persian Dance to Khovanshchina

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2

Sibelius: Symphony No. 1

Norrköping Symphony Orchestra

Vikingur Olafsson, piano

Klaus Mäkelä, conductor



06.10.2017 19:00 @ Culture and Concert Hall - Linköping, Sweden

Debut with Norrköping Symphony Orchestra

Mussorgsky: Prelude and Persian Dance to Khovanshchina

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2

Sibelius: Symphony No. 1

Norrköping Symphony Orchestra

Vikingur Olafsson, piano

Klaus Mäkelä, conductor


17.11.2017 19:00 @ Finnish National Opera - Helsinki, Finland

The Magic Flute @ FNO

Mozart: The Magic Flute

The Orchestra and Chorus of the Finnish National Opera

Klaus Mäkelä, conductor



21.11.2017 11:00 @ Finnish National Opera - Helsinki, Finland

The Magic Flute @ FNO

Mozart: The Magic Flute

The Orchestra and Chorus of the Finnish National Opera

Klaus Mäkelä, conductor



23.11.2017 19:00 @ Finnish National Opera - Helsinki, Finland

The Magic Flute @ FNO

Mozart: The Magic Flute

The Orchestra and Chorus of the Finnish National Opera

Klaus Mäkelä, conductor



28.11.2017 19:00 @ Finnish National Opera - Helsinki, Finland

The Magic Flute @ FNO

Mozart: The Magic Flute

The Orchestra and Chorus of the Finnish National Opera

Klaus Mäkelä, conductor



29.11.2017 19:00 @ Finnish National Opera - Helsinki, Finland

The Magic Flute @ FNO

Mozart: The Magic Flute

The Orchestra and Chorus of the Finnish National Opera

Klaus Mäkelä, conductor



30.11.2017 19:00 @ Finnish National Opera - Helsinki, Finland

The Magic Flute @ FNO

Mozart: The Magic Flute

The Orchestra and Chorus of the Finnish National Opera

Klaus Mäkelä, conductor


08.12.2017 19:00 @ Helsinki Music Centre Hall - Helsinki, Finland

Symphony Concert with Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

Sallinen: A Solemn Overture

Sibelius: Violin Concerto

Madetoja: Symphony No. 3

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

Sergey Malov, violin

Klaus Mäkelä, conductor



31.12.2017 16:00 @ Nikolaisaal - Potsdam, Germany

New Year's Concert with Kammerakademie Potsdam

Holst, Mozart, Strauss, Tchaikovsky (Rococo Variations play-direct)

Kammerakademie Potsdam

Klaus Mäkelä, conductor & cello



31.12.2017 19:00 @ Nikolaisaal - Potsdam, Germany

New Year's Concert with Kammerakademie Potsdam

Holst, Mozart, Strauss, Tchaikovsky (Rococo Variations play-direct)

Kammerakademie Potsdam

Klaus Mäkelä, conductor & cello



12.01.2018 19:00 @ Tapiola Hall - Espoo, Finland

Symphony Concert with Tapiola Sinfonietta (play-direct)

Brahms: Double Concerto

Kokkonen: Il paesaggio

Mozart: Symphony No. 39

Tapiola Sinfonietta

Marc Bouchkov, violin

Klaus Mäkelä, conductor & cello



18.01.2018 19:30 @ Gothenburg Concert Hall - Gothenburg, Sweden

Symphony Concert with Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10

Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

Daniel Lozakovich, violin

Klaus Mäkelä, conductor



19.01.2018 18:00 @ Gothenburg Concert Hall - Gothenburg, Sweden

Symphony Concert with Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10

Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

Daniel Lozakovich, violin

Klaus Mäkelä, conductor



26.01.2018 20:30 @ Auditorio de Ferrol - Ferrol, Spain
Debut with Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia
Schumann: Overture, Scherzo and Finale
Bartok: Piano Concerto No. 3
Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht
Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia
Javier Perianes, piano
Klaus Mäkelä, conductor


26.01.2018 20:30 @ Palacio de la Opera - La Coruna, Spain
Debut with Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia
Schumann: Overture, Scherzo and Finale
Bartok: Piano Concerto No. 3
Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht
Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia
Javier Perianes, piano
Klaus Mäkelä, conductor


03.02.2018 18:00 @ Halle Aux Grains - Toulouse, France

Debut with Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse

Sibelius: Symphony No. 2

Sibelius: Finlandia

Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse

Klaus Mäkelä, conductor



07.02.2018 19:00 @ Helsinki Music Centre Hall - Helsinki, Finland

Symphony Concert with Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Schumann: Overture, Scherzo & Finale

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 24

Sibelius: Symphony No. 2

Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Vikingur Olafsson, piano

Klaus Mäkelä, conductor



08.02.2018 19:00 @ Helsinki Music Centre Hall - Helsinki, Finland

Symphony Concert with Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Schumann: Overture, Scherzo & Finale

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 24

Sibelius: Symphony No. 2

Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Vikingur Olafsson, piano

Klaus Mäkelä, conductor



15.02.2018 20:00 @ Grosser Sendesaal des NDR - Hannover, Germany

Debut with NDR Radiophilharmonie

Mussorgsky: Prelude and Persian Dance to Khovanshchina

Stravinsky: Violin Concerto

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 

NDR Radiophilharmonie

Julian Rachlin, violin

Klaus Mäkelä, conductor



16.02.2018 20:00 @ Grosser Sendesaal des NDR - Hannover, Germany

Debut with NDR Radiophilharmonie

Mussorgsky: Prelude and Persian Dance to Khovanshchina

Stravinsky: Violin Concerto

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 

NDR Radiophilharmonie

Julian Rachlin, violin

Klaus Mäkelä, conductor



22.02.2018 19:00 @ Turku Concert Hall - Turku, Finland

Turku Cello Competition 2018

Tchaikovsky, Lalo, Saint-Saens, Elgar, Wennäkoski (f.p.)

Turku Philharmonic Orchestra

Finalists of the Turku Cello Competition

Klaus Mäkelä, conductor



23.02.2018 19:00 @ Turku Concert Hall - Turku, Finland

Turku Cello Competition 2018

Tchaikovsky, Lalo, Saint-Saens, Elgar, Wennäkoski (f.p.)

Turku Philharmonic Orchestra

Finalists of the Turku Cello Competition

Klaus Mäkelä, conductor



09.03.2018 19:00 @ Tampere Hall - Tampere, Finland

Symphony Concert with Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra

Zinovjev: Batteria

Stravinsky: Violin Concerto

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5

Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra

Sergey Malov, violin

Klaus Mäkelä, conductor




15.03.2018 19:00 @ Arendal Kulturhus - Arendal, Norway

Debut with Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra

Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn

Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 2

C.P.E. Bach: Flute Concerto 

Sibelius: Tapiola

Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra

Klaus Mäkelä, conductor



16.03.2018 19:30 @ Kilden Teater og Konserthus - Kristiansand, Norway

Debut with Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra

Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn

Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 2

C.P.E. Bach: Flute Concerto 

Sibelius: Tapiola

Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra

Klaus Mäkelä, conductor



28.03.2018 19:00 @ Stockholm Konserthus - Stockholm, Sweden

Debut with Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

Byström: Farewell Variations

Haydn: Trumpet Concerto

Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1

Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn

Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

Tine Thing Helseth, trumpet

Klaus Mäkelä, conductor



05.04.2018 19:00 @ Madetoja Hall - Oulu, Finland

Symphony Concert with Oulu Symphony Orchestra

Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5

Oulu Symphony Orchestra

Marko Ylönen, cello

Klaus Mäkelä, conductor



20.04.2018 20:00 @ Orchestra Hall - Minneapolis, USA

Debut with Minnesota Orchestra

Mussorgsky: Prelude to Khovanshchina

Rachmaninov: Paganini Rhapsody

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5

Minnesota Orchestra

Cameron Carpenter, organ

Klaus Mäkelä, conductor



21.04.2018 20:00 @ Orchestra Hall - Minneapolis, USA

Debut with Minnesota Orchestra

Mussorgsky: Prelude to Khovanshchina

Rachmaninov: Paganini Rhapsody

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5

Minnesota Orchestra

Cameron Carpenter, organ

Klaus Mäkelä, conductor



02.05.2018 20:00 @ Southam Hall NAC - Ottawa, Canada

Debut with National Arts Center Orchestra

Mussorgsky: Prelude to Khovanshchina

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 1

Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2

National Arts Center Orchestra

Stephen Hough, piano

Klaus Mäkelä, conductor



03.05.2018 20:00 @ Southam Hall NAC - Ottawa, Canada

Debut with National Arts Center Orchestra

Mussorgsky: Prelude to Khovanshchina

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 1

Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2

National Arts Center Orchestra

Stephen Hough, piano

Klaus Mäkelä, conductor



13.05.2018 14:00 @ Suntory Hall - Tokyo, Japan

Debut with Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra

Sibelius: Lemminkäinen's Return

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4

Sibelius: Symphony No. 1

Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra

Lukas Vondracek, piano

Klaus Mäkelä, conductor



16.05.2018 13:00 @ Konserthus - Oslo, Norway

Debut with Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra

Grieg: Peer Gynt

Svendsen: Rhapsody No. 4

Sibelius: Symphony No. 7

Sibelius: Finlandia

Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra

Klaus Mäkelä, conductor


07.06.2018 19:30 @ Tapiola Church - Espoo, Finland

Stabat Mater with Tapiola Sinfonietta

Rossini: Stabat Mater

Aurora Marthens, soprano

Tuija Knihtilä, mezzo-soprano

Tuomas Katajala, tenor

Petri Lindroos, bass

EMO Ensemble / Vocal Espoo Festival Choir

Tapiola Sinfonietta

Klaus Mäkelä, conductor



08.06.2018 18:00 @ Tapiola Church - Espoo, Finland

Stabat Mater with Tapiola Sinfonietta

Rossini: Stabat Mater

Aurora Marthens, soprano

Tuija Knihtilä, mezzo-soprano

Tuomas Katajala, tenor

Petri Lindroos, bass

EMO Ensemble / Vocal Espoo Festival Choir

Tapiola Sinfonietta

Klaus Mäkelä, conductor



20.06.2018 17:00 @ Salle Métropole - Lausanne, Switzerland

Debut with Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne

Kodaly: Dances of Galanta

Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne

Klaus Mäkelä, conductor



14.-27.07.2018 @ Kuhmo, Finland

Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival (14 concerts)

Dvorak, Brahms, Schumann, Vivaldi, Copland, Liszt, Gubaidulina, Schubert, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Respighi, Bizet/Constant, Beethoven

Klaus Mäkelä, cello & conductor