cellist conductor

Klaus Mäkelä

January 17, 1996

© Marco Borggreve

Klaus Mäkelä is Chief Conductor of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Music Director of Orchestre de Paris and Artistic Director of the Turku Music Festival. In June 2022, the Concertgebouw Orchestra announced that in a ten-year commitment, Mäkelä is joining the orchestra as artistic partner with effect from the 2022/23 season, then as chief conductor from 2027. An exclusive Decca Classics Artist, he recorded the complete Sibelius Symphony cycle with the Oslo Philharmonic as his first project for the label which was released in March 2022.