Jukka‐Pekka Saraste
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1956-04-22
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Jukka‐Pekka Saraste

Jukka‐Pekka Saraste Biography (Wikipedia)

Jukka-Pekka Saraste (born 22 April 1956, Heinola, Finland) is a Finnish conductor and violinist.

Saraste was trained as a violinist. He later studied conducting at the Sibelius Academy with Jorma Panula in the same class as Esa-Pekka Salonen and Osmo Vänskä. Before becoming a conductor, Saraste was co-principal second violinist and later an associate to Leif Segerstam, with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra (RSO).

In 1983, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Saraste co-founded the Avanti! Chamber Orchestra, which specialises in performances of contemporary music. In 2000, Saraste also founded the Ekenäs Summer Concerts-Festival with the Finnish Chamber Orchestra, and he is currently the artistic advisor to both Festival and Orchestra. Saraste has directed the Finnish Chamber orchestra on several tours, including tours in the United States and China.

In 1987, Saraste became the chief conductor of the RSO, and held the position until 2001. In 1987, he also became the principal conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and remained with the orchestra until 1991. Saraste now holds the title of Conductor Laureate of the RSO. He has twice recorded the complete symphonies of Jean Sibelius with the RSO.

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Past BBC Events

BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2019-20 Season: Jukka-Pekka Saraste conducts Shostakovich Symphony No. 8
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e8d2rz
Barbican, London
2020-01-24T12:01:57
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24
Jan
2020
BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2019-20 Season: Jukka-Pekka Saraste conducts Shostakovich Symphony No. 8

BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2019-20 Season: Jukka-Pekka Saraste conducts Shostakovich Symphony No. 8

Barbican, London
BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2016-17 season: Jukka-Pekka Saraste conducts The Firebird
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ewjzc8
Barbican, London
2016-12-07T12:01:57
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7
Dec
2016
BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2016-17 season: Jukka-Pekka Saraste conducts The Firebird

BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2016-17 season: Jukka-Pekka Saraste conducts The Firebird

Barbican, London
BBC SO 2014-15 Season: Berlioz and Prokofiev
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ef5g9r
Barbican, London
2014-12-05T12:01:57
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5
Dec
2014
BBC SO 2014-15 Season: Berlioz and Prokofiev

BBC SO 2014-15 Season: Berlioz and Prokofiev

19:30
Barbican, London
Proms 2012: Prom 41: Schoenberg – Gurrelieder
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e825v2
Royal Albert Hall
2012-08-12T12:01:57
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12
Aug
2012
Proms 2012: Prom 41: Schoenberg – Gurrelieder

Proms 2012: Prom 41: Schoenberg – Gurrelieder

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2008: Prom 59
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ezw5v2
Royal Albert Hall
2008-08-30T12:01:57
30
Aug
2008

Proms 2008: Prom 59

Royal Albert Hall

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