The Finnish composer JUKKA-PEKKA LEHTO (1958) 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 as the artistic leader of the Crusell Music Week- a festival of woodwind instrument competitions, masterclasses and concerts in Uusikaupunki, Finland. In1987 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 and in Europe and USA.
In the late 1980s Lehto began composing more in earnestly in the genre of "easy listening" music but gradually adopted a more refined, modernistic music language. Since 1999 he has been a member of the Finnish Composers Society. Lehto`s compositions have received international awards, such as the 1st prize in Spain (2009),1st prize in Latvia (2014) , as well as success in his homeland: in 2021 he achieved 2nd prize in a competition of the Tampere Piano Association. Lehto is renowned for his flute and wind instrument compositions but has also addressed the genres of symphonic, chamber and vocal music. Lehto’s works are published by Edition Musact, Metropolis-music, Periferia Publishing, and Alry.