If you have not heard about Klaus Mäkelä yet, make a note now. Despite of his young age (b. 1996), he is already a acclaimed cellist and, as a student of Jorma Panula, he is going to continue the long list of internationally known Finnish conductors.
Risto Lauriala (b. 1949) has made a long international career as soloist with symphony orchestras, chamber musician, recitalist and as an accompanist for singers. He also holds a professor’s chair in Sibelius Academy. Do not miss his Bach recordings.
Mäkelä and Lauriala played this week romantic sonatas from Germany and America (Schumann, Barber, Brahms) as part of Aino Ackté Chamber Festival 2013. The concert took place in Mikael Agricola Church in Helsinki. Here is a video from the concert.
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