Artistic Director - ACO Collective
The charistmatic Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto leads ACO Collective and is widely recognised for his flair in directing ensembles from the violin.
In 2017 Pekka became Artistic Best Friend of Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and in 2018 became an Artistic Partner of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. An enthusiastic advocate of contemporary music, Pekka has premiered new works by Sauli Zinovjev, Philip Venables and Andrea Tarrodi.
He is a gifted improviser and regularly engages with people across the artistic spectrum, remaining uninhibited by conventional genre boundaries and noted for his innovative programming.