LEAD! FOUNDATION'S ACADEMY FOR CONDUCTORS AND SOLOISTS IN FISKARS, FINLAND
2020 was the inaugural year of the Fiskars Summer Festival and the founding of the LEAD! Foundation Academy. The week-long event includes masterclasses, career workshops, discussions and advice sessions centering on leadership, mentorship and the classical music business, aimed at the next generation of young conductors, both in Finland and internationally.
The festival will culminates in a concert in collaboration with the Finnish Chamber Orchestra.
Further information: LEAD!
The next Fiskars Summer Festival and masterclass for young conductors is currently being planned (dates 2-8 August 2021). Our aim remains to provide teaching, mentorship and ongoing support to young conductors in the early stages of their career.
This year, the masterclass will be led by Jukka-Pekka Saraste and Hannu Lintu, and they will be joined by Esa-Pekka Salonen, alongside other guest mentors and speakers. In addition to the masterclass, the week will include seminars, discussions, social- and networking events, and the possibility for one-on-one career advice and long-term follow-up. The festival will culminate in concerts in Lohja and Fiskars on 5, 6 and 8 August 2021, in partnership with the Lohja City Orchestra and the Finnish Chamber Orchestra.
For young conductors: please send your CV and video material to.
We accept any repertoire, but we ask that you send material of good quality where your conducting is clearly visible.