Welcome to the website
Official website for the Finnish conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Chief Conductor of the WDR Symphony Orchestra, Cologne. Catch up on his latest news, press and recordings, watch video clips and find out where he is conducting next. More
WDR Symphony Orchestra 2013/14 Season
Find out where you can see Jukka-Pekka Saraste and the WDR Symphony Orchestra, Cologne, perform throughout the 2013/14 season. More
Browse his extensive discography, including recordings of Mahler, Stravinsky, Schoenberg and Brahms with the WDR Symphony Orchestra and Mahler 6 with the Oslo Philharmonic. More
In the Press
“His performance within the Master Concert Series together with WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, whom he has served as chief conductor since 2010, was spectacular... [Saraste’s] rhythmic pull is the result of conclusive phrasing, who always thinks in developments and at the same time keeps every detail of the overall sound under control. Tremendous class!”
– Stuttgarter Zeitung
Jukka-Pekka and the WDR Symphony Orchestra will be participating in Germany’s prestigious Dirigentenforum 2013 for talented young conductors from 25-29 November in Cologne.
November 21, 2013 – Read more
Jukka-Pekka Saraste conducts the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra in three concerts dedicated to the 150th anniversary of Edvard Munch’s birth and a celebration of Expressionism with a programme of music by Schoenberg.
November 5, 2013 – Read more