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

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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

December 13, 14, 15 & 16

Budapest

Budapest Festival Orchestra

Kristóf Baráti, violin
KORNGOLD: Violin Concerto Op. 35
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 8 Op. 65

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Video

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Berlioz: Requiem
WDR Sinfonieorchester
Kölner Dom 2017

In the Press

“Saraste is brilliant at communicating to the public the full complexity of this music, which he does with breathtaking clarity… “

Augustin Javel
– Bachtrack March 2020

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News

Bruckner’s 8th Symphony in Ottobeuren Cathedral

Jukka-Pekka starts the 2020/21 season with two concerts with the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, playing Beethoven in Passau and Bruckner in Ottobeuren Cathedral.

September 8, 2020 – Read more

 

FISKARS SUMMER FESTIVAL BECOMES A CONDUCTORS’ MASTERCLASS

Important changes to LEAD!’s newly-established festival, 2-8 August 2020

June 6, 2020 – Read more

 

KORNGOLD’S DIE TOTE STADT IN HELSINKI

Kasper Holten’s production of Die tote Stadt has its premiere on 5 October at the Finnish National Opera in Helsinki.

September 24, 2019 – Read more

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