Welcome to the website

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

LOOKING TO THE NEXT GENERATION

Jukka-Pekka establishes LEAD! Foundation Academy, a new training programme for young conductors and soloists. More

Recent Recordings

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

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

January 19 & 20

Paris

Orchestre de Paris

Janine Jansen, violin
BARTÓK Violin Concerto No. 1
MAHLER: Symphony No. 5

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Video

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Berlioz: Requiem
WDR Sinfonieorchester
Kölner Dom 2017

In the Press

“The entire ensemble – Jukka-Pekka Saraste on the podium – is world-class down to every supporting role.”

Reimann: “Lear” — Bayerische Staatsoper

– Kultur Online May 2021

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News

Jukka-Pekka conducts the world premiere of new Salonen work

Esa-Pekka Salonen’s new work, Kīnema (5 Scenes for solo clarinet and string orchestra) received its world premiere at Helsinki’s Musiikitalo on 15 December 2021, a commission by the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra.

December 18, 2021 – Read more

 

Fiskars Summer Festival — 2-8 August 2021

The Fiskars Summer Festival hosts LEAD! Foundation´s annual masterclass for young conductors and orchestra leaders.

July 29, 2021 – Read more

 

JUKKA-PEKKA CONDUCTS REIMANN’S “LEAR” AT BAYERISCHE STAATSOPER

Aribert Reimann’s interpretation of Shakespeare’s tragedy was premiered in Munich in 1978, with the role of King Lear written especially for Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.

May 3, 2021 – Read more

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