Starting in fall 2017 Sasha Mäkilä serves as the Artistic Director of the Helsinki Metropolitan Orchestra. Helsinki Metropolitan Orchestra (HMO) was founded in the summer of 2017 by 60 enthusiastic players – professionals, students and amateurs – together with conductor Sasha Mäkilä and pianist Alina Sorjonen. The orchestra serves the whole Helsinki metropolitan region and […]
13th International Sasha Mäkilä Conducting Masterclass February 19-23, 2018 Helsinki Metropolitan Orchestra Ten participants will get an intense masterclass experience over five days in Helsinki, Finland, working with maestro Sasha Mäkilä and the musicians of Helsinki Metropolitan Orchestra (http://www.metorchestra.fi/). The course consists of four rehearsals and a public concert at the hall of Helsinki Conservatory, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.