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Metropolia Onegin garners critical praise

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...

Sasha Mäkilä invited in the jury of Prémio Jovens Músicos

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...

Summer festival season in Mikkeli, St. Petersburg and Pärnu

This summer season maestro Mäkilä is returning to the Gergiev Festival Mikkeli to conduct a joint concert with St Michel Strings and the artists of the Mariinsky Theatre. In St. Petersburg he is starting a new collaboration with the Tchaikovsky Ballet and conducting...

Two debuts and more for spring 2016

The spring concert season will see maestro Sasha Mäkilä conducting his debuts with the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra in February and with the Busan Philharmonic Orchestra in March. He will also return to the Pori Sinfonietta after nine years to perform with the latest...

Mariinsky Theatre debut on December 10 to be webcast live

This fall maestro Sasha Mäkilä will conduct two debuts in Russia, with the St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra on November 14 and 15, and with the Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra on December 10. He has also been re-invited to conduct the Krasnoyarsk Symphony...

St Michel Strings Sibelius 150 Tour starts from Geoje, South Korea

St Michel Strings is making a six concert tour in Asia to celebrate 150 years of Jean Sibelius. The first three concerts will take place in South Korea, in Geoje, Seoul and Yongin, and they will feature a full Sibelius program with the Korean violinist Hyuk Joo Kwun...


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