Distinguished alumnus of the Sibelius Academy and co-founder of the contemporary music championing Avanti! Chamber Orchestra with Esa-Pekka Salonen, Jukka-Pekka Saraste has served as music director of the Oslo Philharmonic, as well as chief conductor with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, and other prestigious ensembles.
Saraste directs the LEAD! Foundation, which aims to the support the next generation of conductors and aspiring orchestra leaders through technical and musical training, plus mentorship and guidance in navigating the classical music industry. At the Haute École de Musique de Lausanne, Saraste helps instrumentalists and conductors-in-training refine their interpretation of three monuments of the symphonic repertoire: Beethoven’s Fourth, Sibelius’s Third, and Stravinsky’s Symphony in C.
Beethoven's Symphony No. 4, Stravinsky's Sympho...