Lehto, Jukka-Pekka

Jukka-Pekka Lehto (b.1958) is a Finnish composer and flutist.

He studied flute at the Turku Conservatory and acquired higher exam at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. Lehto has been working as a flutist of the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra and been the artistic leader of the Crusell Music Week – a festival of woodwind instrument competitions, masterclasses and concerts in Uusikaupunki, Finland. 1987 Lehto got the position of the solo flutist of the Pori Sinfonietta Orchestra. He has been active in performance career and in giving masterclasses overall in Finland, Europe, and USA.

In the end of 1980`s Lehto began composing more in earnest-initially in the genre of “easy listening” music but gradually adopting more refined, modernistic music language. Since 1999 he is a member of the Finnish Composers Society.  Lehto`s compositions have received international awards, as the 1st prize in Spain 2009, 1st prize in Latvia 2014, as well as success in homeland: 2021 he achieved 2nd prize in competition of Tampere Piano Association.

Lehto is reowned for his flute and wind instrument compositions but has nowadays also addressed the genres of symphonic, chamber and vocal music. Lehto’s works are published by Edition Musact, Metropolis-music, Periferia Publishing and Alry. Nowadays his choir repertoire is handled by choralworks.fi. Lehto`s catalogue of choral music is not big but it contains modern works as well as impressions of light and humorous pieces.


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