The Oslo Philharmonic, in Oslo, Norway has his week announced the contract extension of Chief Conductor Klaus Mäkelä – through until the conclusion of the 2026-2027 season.

The 24-year-old Finnish-born conductor is set to start in August of this year – after originally signing just a 3 year contract.

“In these current times of uncertainty it is great to be able to make a new announcement about the future …” Orchestra CEO Ingrid Røynesdal has this week said.

“The relationship between the Oslo Philharmonic and Klaus Mäkelä is already very special and by extending our contract with him from an initial three years to seven, it allows us to make plans for a substantial collaboration over time,” she has said.

“This commitment is of course very exciting for me, and I can’t wait to begin my term with an orchestra that I deeply love and respect,” Klaus has this week said.

The recent graduate graduate of the Sibelius Academy, where he studied conducting with Jorma Panula, also currently serves as Principal Guest Conductor with the Swedish Radio Symphony, as Artistic Director of the Turku Music Festival – and as Artist-in-Association with the Tapiola Sinfonietta.



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