Pétur Sakari (b.1992) is a Finnish Concert Organist from Helsinki. He tours actively on international venues and festivals.
Pétur Sakari started his musical career by playing the cello as a three-year-old boy. The interest in organ sparked at the same time and he started his organ studies in the turn off the millenium. He studied in Finland under Tuomas Karjalainen and Kalevi Kiviniemi. In 2009 he was invited to study the organ and improvisation in Paris under Thierry Escaich and Vincent Warnier. During his studies in France he has also been tutored and mentored by Daniel Roth and Vincent Dubois. Beside organ, he has studied the cello and folk music at the Sibelius Academy. Pétur has a keen interest in Näppäri pedagogy aswell.
Pétur played his debut recital in 2005. He has been chosen as the Young Artist of the Year at all international organ festivals in Finland (Turku Organ 2006, Lahti Organ 2009, Pori Organ 2010, Turku Cathedral 2010…). He has performed with the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, Pori Sinfonietta, Lahti Symphony Orchestra and the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra. He has also been working with some of the leading opera singers such as Soile Isokoski, Jorma Hynninen, Ville Rusanen and Tuuli Lindeberg. He has also combined symphonic organ music to poetry and modern dance together with choreographer Jorma Uotinen.
Invited by Olivier Latry, Pétur gave his debut concert at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris in January 2017. He has recently been invited to give his debut recitals on venues such like the Mariinsky Theater Concert Hall in St.Petersburg and the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York. He has received many international prizes of his solo recordings, e.g. 5 de Diapason, Klassik Heute 10, Recordings of the year in HS and The Finnish Radio). Pétur has recorded for BIS, Sony and Fuga labels. He is currently a BIS Artist.