Risto Sojakka

Risto Sojakka (born 1988) studied the piano and choral and orchestral conducting at the JAMK University of Applied Sciences in Jyväskylä, Finland. As a conductor, Sojakka has led operattas, for example, at the Poleeni Theatre in Pieksämäki and the Bravo Operetta Theatre in Jyväskylä.

He is currently finishing his Bachelor’s degree at the Sibelius Academy’s conducting class for wind instrument orchestras under Peter Ettrup-Larsen. He has complemented his conductor studies with several masterclasses with Jorma Panula and Atso Almila, among others. Alongside his studies, Sojakka acts as the conductor of the Poleeni Orchestra and the Tapiola Popular Music Orchestra.