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 Sibelius Violin Competition winner Christel Lee.

With St Michel Strings chamber orchestra maestro Mäkilä will conduct two joint concerts, with Lappeenranta and Kuopio symphony orchestras. The latter will celebrate 125 years of Sergey Prokofiev and feature Clara-Jumi Kang as the soloist of Prokofiev’s second violin concerto.