Klaus Mäkelä, Parisian, Amsterdamer and now Chicagoan

The news has just broken, and it’s bound to make a few waves. At just 28, conductor Klaus Mäkelä has been chosen to succeed Riccardo Muti at the helm of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He will become the eleventh conductor at the start of the 2027/28 season. In 2027, Mäkelä is also due to take over as principal conductor of the prestigious Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest. That leaves Paris and Oslo, where he is also principal conductor (of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orchestre de Paris), where it seems fairly clear that a choice will have to be made.
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