LEAD! Mentorship & Leadership

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LEAD! FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES THE ESTABLISHMENT OF NEW ACADEMY FOR CONDUCTORS AND SOLOISTS AT THE FISKARS SUMMER FESTIVAL (2-8 August 2020)

2020 is the inaugural year of the Fiskars Summer Festival and marks the founding of the LEAD! Foundation Academy. The week-long event will include  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.

LEAD! will run conducting workshops, and provide mentorship through active career coaching, interactive seminars and public talks on leadership and teaching. It will be directed by LEAD! artistic director Jukka-Pekka Saraste, and feature guest professors Esa-Pekka Salonen, Sakari Oramo and Jorma Panula.

The festival will culminate in a special concert marking Jorma Panula's 90th birthday, celebrating his work in training several generations of Finnish conductors. This exceptional event will be a collaboration with the Finnish Chamber Orchestra, and will be conducted by Panula himself, Saraste, and special guests Esa-Pekka Salonen, Dalia Stasevska, Klaus Mäkelä, and Sakari Oramo.

"Jorma Panula has made an immense contribution to the Finnish conducting tradition, and to establish the LEAD! Foundation Academy close to his 90th birthday symbolises a continuity from one generation of conductors to the next"

-Jukka-Pekka Saraste

Tickets will be available starting on July 16th at Lippu.fi webstore.

Further information: LEAD!

How to apply?

Applications are open to take part in LEAD! Foundation’s international mentorship programme for young musicians, in collaboration with the Finnish Chamber Orchestra.

Our mentorship programme takes a holistic view of the classical music business and includes:

  • Focussed coaching sessions for leaders on developing leadership skills in orchestral playing.
  • Individual advice sessions on the subject of the classical music business: topics include agents, networking, building your brand, financial negotiation, understanding contracts, relationship-building, orchestra- and industry politics, confidence-building and performance psychology.
  • Chamber Music with mentors
  • Seminars and Workshops on current music-industry themes.
  • Preparation for and performance of a symphony concert in collaboration with the Finnish Chamber Orchestra, conducted by LEAD! founder Jukka-Pekka Saraste. Top international cellist Truls Mørk will be the soloist.

Mentors include:

Jukka-Pekka Saraste, international conductor
Truls Mørk, international cello solist
Alexander Zemtsov, former Principal Violist, London Philharmonic, and guest principal, Munich Philharmonic, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, London, Zurich Tonhalle and others
Tero Latvala, Concertmaster, The Finnish Opera, guest Concertmaster with international orchestras
Kristiina Blaumane, Principal Cellist, London Philharmonic Orchestra
Ole Kristian Dahl, Principal Bassoonist, Gothenburg Symphony, former Principal Bassoonist, WDR Symphony Orchestra, Cologne, guest principal, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, and others.

Please send your CV and a video showing your work to:

auditions@leadorchestraproject.com

Application deadline: 31 May 2020

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LEAD! for young conductors

Applications are open to take part in LEAD! Foundation’s international mentorship programme for young conductors, in collaboration with the Finnish Chamber Orchestra.

There is a limited number of places open for exceptional young conductors between the ages of 20 and 35 in LEAD! Foundation’s first summer mentorship programme and Jukka-Pekka Saraste’s Conductors’ Masterclass which will be held in Fiskars, Finland, between 1 and 8 August 2020. Special workshops and tailored advice sessions on how to succeed in the classical music industry of today will also be in focus throughout the festival week.

The Workshop and Conductors’ Masterclass takes a holistic view of succeding in the classical music business and includes:

  • Taking part in tutti orchestra rehearsals led and supervised by Jukka-Pekka Saraste and mentors, with students, mentors, and members of the Finnish Chamber Orchestra
  • Individual advice sessions with industry mentors on the subject of the classical music business: topics include agents, networking, building your brand, marketing, financial negotiation, understanding contracts, relationship-building, orchestra- and industry politics, confidence-building and performance psychology.
  • Performances of smaller works with students and mentors
  • Seminars and Workshops on current music-industry themes
  • One conductor will be selected to conduct a short piece in the symphony concert in collaboration with the Finnish Chamber Orchestra in the festival closing concert.
  • Special advice sessions with Jukka-Pekka Saraste
  • A session with special guest teacher Jorma Panula

Please send your CV and a video showing your work to:
auditions@leadorchestraproject.com

Please include Classical, Contemporary, and Late-Romantic repertoire.

Application deadline: 31 May 2020

Further information: LEAD!