An exclusive interview

Klaus Mäkelä opens up to Gramophone magazine's James Jolly

In this thoughtful discussion, Mäkelä opens up about coming to music through his musical family (and hiding under the piano to hear his parents play Shostakovich), training with the great Jorma Panula, telling a story with every work he conducts, the heroes of his profession who have inspired and continue to inspire him, putting music before ego as part of an ensemble, and plenty more.