15th International Sasha Mäkilä Conducting Masterclass February 18-22, 2019 Helsinki Metropolitan Orchestra Ten participants will get an intense masterclass experience over five days in Helsinki, Finland, working with maestro Sasha Mäkilä and the string section of the Helsinki Metropolitan Orchestra (http://www.metorchestra.fi/). The course consists of four rehearsals and a public concert at Koskela Church in […]
Sasha Mäkilä and the Helsinki Metropolitan Orchestra are touring China on December 24, 2018 – January 3, 2019. The cities toured are Taicang, Yinchuan, Jinchang, Xi’an, Jiaxing, Cixi, Maanshan, Zhoushan Island and Shanghai. The orchestra will perform works by Sibelius, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky and Strauss, among others. The piano soloist is Alina Sorjonen.
On December 19, 2018, Sasha Mäkilä successfully defended his PhD thesis “Conducting Madetoja – Discoveries about the Art and Profession of Conducting” at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, in Tallinn, Estonia. His artistic research project consisted of performing all three symphonies of Leevi Madetoja, which maestro Mäkilä conducted with the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra […]
Because of recent cancellations we have extended the application deadline until June 30th, or until the course is full – APPLY ASAP! 14th International Sasha Mäkilä Conducting Masterclass in Pärnu, Estonia July 16-21, 2018 with Pärnu City Orchestra http://plo.ee/en/makila Ten participants will get an intense masterclass experience over six days in Pärnu, Estonia, working with […]
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 […]