about me

The Finnish soprano Kaisa Makkonen was born in 1987 in Savonlinna, Finland. At the age of 16, she was accepted to  study at the Upper Secondary School of Art and Music in Savonlinna, where she studied singing and performing arts under Chieko Okabe-Silvasti. By 2008,  Makkonen graduated with great honor from the Turku Conservatory and by 2012 from the Turku Arts Academy with a Bachelor degree in classical singing. During this time her singing teachers were soprano Lilia Varnas and Jouni

Kuorikoski. In the fall of 2012 Makkonen started studying in the Konservatorium Wien Privatuniversität at the Opera Master Programme. Her teacher was Bojidar Nikolov.She graduated as an opera singer in 2017.

Alongside with her studies she attended in different master classes with  teachers such as Tom Krause, Jorma Silvasti,Mikko Franck, Rilla Kyykkä and Mika Kares.

In 2007 Makkonen joined the Savonlinna Opera Festival choir for three summers, where she sang in operas like Turandot, Mefistofele, Carmen, Tosca, and Aida. Makkonen has also been performing with the Savonlinna-, Turku- and Vienna- orchestras and the

Fall 2012 Makkonen performed during the Wien modern weeks in the world premiere of Dirk D’ases opera Azrael as Maria with great acclaim. In 2013 Makkonen made her debut as Despina in Cosi fan tutte and Contessa Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro.

In 2017 she moved back to Finland.

In the spring 2019 she had the opportunity to have supervising singinglessons with operasinger Jorma Silvasti.

She is known as a very talented singer having concerts with several pianist and orchestras. Her aim is to have opportunities to sing worldwide in operas and concerts.