Welcome to the website

Official website for the Finnish conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Chief Conductor of the WDR Sinfonieorchester. Catch up on his latest news and find out where he is conducting next. More

Idagio

See Jukka-Pekka’s profile on Idagio where you can stream and listen to many of his recordings in high qualityMore

WDR Sinfonieorchester 2016/2017

View the new season brochure and find out where you can see WDR Sinfonieorchester and Jukka-Pekka perform throughout 2016/2017More

Recent Recordings

Browse his extensive discography, including recordings of Mahler, Stravinsky, Schoenberg and Brahms with the WDR Symphony Orchestra. More

Notes & Interviews

Read interviews with Jukka-Pekka Saraste here, as well as his recent reflections and observations. More

Next Concert

March 31 & April 1

Berlin

Konzerthausorchester Berlin

Anssi Karttunen, cello
LINDBERG: Cello Concerto No. 2
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 8 Op. 65

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Video

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Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé
WDR Symphony Orchestra, Cologne

In the Press

"Time and again, Saraste hauled off ravishing dynamic climaxes, without any danger of overstretched accentuation...
The sonic image remained transparent despite its abundance."

March 2017
– Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

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News

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New premieres of Lindberg’s 2nd cello concerto

Jukka-Pekka performs the UK and German premieres of Magnus Lindberg’s cello concerto no. 2.
 

March 19, 2017 – Read more

 

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JUKKA-PEKKA SARASTE ON IDAGIO

Jukka-Pekka Saraste releases twenty exclusive recordings with the WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln on the classical music streaming service Idagio
 

February 16, 2017 – Read more

 

DIRIGENTENFORM des Deutschen Musikrates zu Gast beim WDR Sinfonieorchester
27.11.2013
Kleiner Sendesaal des WDR
D-Köln

Ciarán McAuley
Jukka-Pekka Saraste

Dirigentenforum 2016

Masterclasses with Jukka-Pekka and WDR Sinfonieorchester
 

November 19, 2016 – Read more

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