Welcome to the website

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

WDR Sinfonieorchester 2016/2017

View the new season brochure and find out where you can see WDR Sinfonieorchester and Jukka-Pekka perform throughout 2016/2017More

Recent Recordings

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

Notes & Interviews

Read interviews with Jukka-Pekka Saraste here, as well as his recent reflections and observations. More

Next Concert

December 7


BBC Symphony Orchestra

BURRELL: Concerto for Brass and Orchestra (World Premiere)
HAYDN: Symphony No. 83
STRAVINSKY: The Firebird

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Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé
WDR Symphony Orchestra, Cologne

In the Press

"Jukka-Pekka Saraste on great form, knowing well how to bring out the best in the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, was the primary and magnificent architect of this exhilarating Roméo et Juliette."

October 2016
– Gilles Lesur, ConcertoNet

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DIRIGENTENFORM des Deutschen Musikrates zu Gast beim WDR Sinfonieorchester
Kleiner Sendesaal des WDR

Ciarán McAuley
Jukka-Pekka Saraste

Dirigentenforum 2016

Masterclasses with Jukka-Pekka and WDR Sinfonieorchester

November 19, 2016 – Read more




Jukka-Pekka and the WDR Sinfonieorchester release their recording of Bruckner’s Symphony No. 8 on the Profil Hänssler label


October 14, 2016 – Read more


Bartok Cover

Bartók – Going to the Roots of Music

Jukka-Pekka discusses this season’s composer-in-focus with the WDR Sinfonieorchester and the importance of seeking authentic musical roots and expression

September 30, 2016 – Read more