13th International Sasha Mäkilä Conducting Masterclass in Helsinki, Finland February 19-23, 2018 (tentative dates) with SMO symphony orchestra. Ten participants will get an intense masterclass experience over five days in Helsinki, Finland, working with maestro Sasha Mäkilä and the SMO symphony orchestra. The course consists of four rehearsals and a public concerts as well as […]
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.
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 […]