Saara Aittakumpu has been the conductor and artistic director of the Polytech Choir since 2013. She holds a Master’s degree in music with a major in Choral Conducting, awarded by the Sibelius Academy (now part of the University of the Arts, Helsinki, Finland). She also conducts the Lahti Bach Choir and Kaari-ensemble, of which she is a founding member.
Aittakumpu teaches choral conducting at Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, and she has taught at several other institutions.
At the 5th Int. Anton Bruckner Choir Competition and Festival in Linz, Austria 2015 Saara Aittakumpu was awarded with the conductor prize.