Jukka-Pekka Saraste (Conductor)
Born: 22nd April 1956, Lahti, Finland
Artist's website: https://jukkapekkasaraste.com/
Jukka-Pekka Saraste 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!