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Jukka Iisakkila

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The Finnish conductor Jukka Iisakkila’s versatility and broad repertoire have taken him to symphony orchestras, chamber orchestras, contemporary ensembles, rock arenas and innovative music clubs as well as opera houses throughout Europe. A regular guest with many of the leading Scandinavian orchestras, conductor Jukka Iisakkila was the Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Pori Sinfonietta from 2004 to 2012.

Jukka Iisakkila regularly works with the Turku Philharmonic, Oulu Symphony and Tapiola Sinfonietta in Finland and these fruitful guest conducting collaborations are ongoing. From 2010 he regularly worked as a guest conductor of the Danish ­National Chamber Orchestra and with the Nagoya Philharmonic in ­Japan. Iisakkila conducts the Metropole ­Orchestra in Holland for contemporary and cross-over projects, and their collaboration has been highly acclaimed. He also holds the position of Professor of Conducting at Stavanger University in ­Norway.

  • Otto Malling, Ludolf Nielsen, P.E. Lange-Müller, August Enna, Carl Nielsen, Louis Glass, Niels W. Gade, Johan Svendsen