Upcoming events
    • 27 Aug 17 Kirkkonummi
    • Kirkkonummi Chamber Orchestra
      Sasha Mäkilä, conductor
      Olli-Pekka Tuomisalo, saxophone

      Sibelius: Finlandia
      Gunaropulos: Saxophone concerto

      Rest of the program TBA

    • 8 Sep 17 Krasnoyarsk
    • Krasnojarsk Symphony Orchestra
      Sasha Mäkilä, conductor

      Jean Sibelius: Karelia Suite Op. 11

      Rest of the program TBA

    • 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
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    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

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  • 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. […]


  • Two debuts and more for spring 2016

    The spring concert season will see maestro Sasha Mäkilä conducting his debuts with the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra in February and with the Busan Philharmonic Orchestra in March. He will also return to the Pori Sinfonietta after nine years to perform with the latest Sibelius Violin Competition winner Christel Lee. With St Michel Strings chamber orchestra […]