Upcoming events
    • 29 Sep 17 Pärnu
    • Pärnu City Orchestra
      Sasha Mäkilä, conductor
      Pelageya Kurennaya, soprano

      Mahler: Adagietto (from the 5th symphony)
      Mozart: “Bella mia fiamma”
      Gliere: Concerto for coloratura soprano and orchestra
      Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 “Scottish”

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Latest News
  • Sasha Mäkilä named Principal Guest Conductor of the Krasnoyarsk Symphony Orchestra

    Conductor Sasha Mäkilä has been named the Principal Guest Conductor of the Krasnoyarsk Symphony Orchestra. In his position Mäkilä will lead 3–4 subscription concerts annually as well as special projects, such as chamber orchestra concerts and school concerts. Mäkilä will work on developing the orchestra together with chief conductor Vladimir Lande. Mäkilä has studied conducting […]


  • Metropolia Onegin garners critical praise

    The Metropolia University production of Evgeny Onegin garnered critical praise despite tough competition from the FNO production of the same opera which premiered just two days later. Both productions were mentioned by YLE Russian News, and the newspaper Töölöläinen decided to review both of them in a single review. Two more reviews can be found […]


  • Soloist change: Alexander Malofeyev will play Tchaikovsky’s 1st piano concerto

    Due to unforeseen circumstances Alexey Volodin had to cancel his appearance in Krasnoyarsk. Alexander Malofeyev has agreed to step in at a short notice and play Tchaikovsky’s popular 1st piano concerto, which will replace the planned Tchaikovsky’s 2nd piano concerto in the program.


  • Sasha Mäkilä invited in the jury of Prémio Jovens Músicos

    This year marks the 30th edition of Prémio Jovens Músicos, the national competition for young musicians in Portugal, and this time the disciplines include orchestral conducting for the very first time. Maestro Sasha Mäkilä will serve in the jury alongside maestros Jean Marc Burfin and Joana Carneiro, and the patron of the competition Mme Teresa […]


  • Summer festival season in Mikkeli, St. Petersburg and Pärnu

    This summer season maestro Mäkilä is returning to the Gergiev Festival Mikkeli to conduct a joint concert with St Michel Strings and the artists of the Mariinsky Theatre. In St. Petersburg he is starting a new collaboration with the Tchaikovsky Ballet and conducting five evenings of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake in the Alexandrinsky and Hermitage theatres. […]