Choir Conductor Matti Makkonen
photo: Mika Kirsi
Matti Makkonen graduated as a teacher of cello, solfège and theory of music from Kuopio Conservatory. He has also studied musicology at the University of Jyväskylä and attended advanced courses in choir and orchestra conducting with Rita Varonen and Jorma Panula at the Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences.
He is currently managing director of Savonlinna Music Academy and managing director of Nova Records Oy, having previously been the Provincial Artist for South Savo and a teacher at the Conservatories of Kuopio and Central Finland.
He is also a composer, arranger, conductor and producer. He studied composition with Pekka Kostiainen and Sakari Mononen, and his output includes vocal music, chamber music and music for the stage. http://www.mattimakkonen.com.