Sasha Mäkilä, Conductor
Finnish conductor Sasha Mäkilä began his musical studies on the cello and holds a BMA degree in cello performance from the Helsinki Conservatory. Following cello studies, he turned to studying conducting at the St. Petersburg State Conservatory in Russia with Leonid Korchmar. He completed an MMA degree in conducting at the Sibelius Academy in Finland, where his primary teacher was Leif Segerstam. In 2009, he was a conducting fellow at the American Academy of Conducting at Aspen, studying with...