Kostiainen was born in Jyväskylä in 1944 and graduated from the Sibelius Academy in 1968. He served as a cantor at the Pohja Finnish Parish from 1969 to 1971, and as a lecturer at the University of Jyväskylä from 1971 to 2000. Since 2000 he has been a freelance composer and choral conductor.
- Kostiainen, Pekka (2005). "Pekka Kostiainen :: 16 March 1944" (in Finnish). Helsinki: Finnish Music Information Centre Fimic. Retrieved 22 November 2010.
- Pekka Kostiainen at the Arts Council of Central Finland website
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