The Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam has appointed 26-year-old Finnish musician Klaus Mäkela as the new “artistic partner” and will take over the role of chief conductor in 2027.
Formerly a guest conductor in Amsterdam, Mekera is now the lead conductor of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, the music director of the Paris Orchestra, and the artistic director of the Turku Music Festival.
Since Daniele Gatti was dismissed in 2018 on sexual harassment allegations, the Concertgebouw Orchestra has had no artistic leader.
In an interview, Mäkelä told the current event show Nieuwsuur that his new orchestra is “unique.” “Their sounds are very special, delicate and layered,” he said. “It has a warmth not found in other orchestras.”
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