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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

Brahms Symphony No. 4

Out Now More

TEACHING LEADERSHIP

Jukka-Pekka establishes new training programme for young musicians More

Recent Recordings

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

WDR Sinfonieorchester 2017/2018

View the new season brochure and find out where you can see WDR Sinfonieorchester and Jukka-Pekka perform throughout 2017/2018More

Idagio

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

Notes & Interviews

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

Next Concert

April 28,29&30

Budapest

Budapest Festival Orchestra

BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 8

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Video

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Berlioz: Requiem
WDR Symphony Orchestra
Cologne Cathedral 2017

In the Press

“The Pastorale was illuminated with all the refinement it deserves. Saraste created ravishing transitions, placing emphasis on seemingly trivial matters such as trills or simple accompanying figures, always keeping an eye on the overall form. … on the whole a wonderful performance.”

February 2018
– General Anzeiger

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News

Out now: Brahms Symphony No. 4

WDR Sinfonieorchester’s Brahms symphony cycle will be completed on March 16 with the release of Brahms’ 4th symphony, recorded at Kölner Philharmonie.
 

March 4, 2018 – Read more

 

LAUNCH OF NEW MENTORSHIP SCHEME

Newly-founded organisation, LEAD! The Orchestra Project, provides mentorship programmes to develop confidence, communication- and leadership skills in young musicians.

January 16, 2018 – Read more

 

FINNISH INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS WITH THE SWEDISH RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

J-P and the orchestra mark one hundred years of Finnish independence with an all-Finnish programme at Berwaldhallen on 6 December.

December 4, 2017 – Read more

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