Developing effective musical leadership

Discover Lead!
 

Developing effective musical leadership

Discover Lead!
 

Developing effective musical leadership

Discover Lead!

Developing the Next Generation of Leaders in Classical Music

LEAD! Foundation’s mission is to support the emerging careers of the next generation of young conductors and aspiring orchestra leaders. We take a broad, holistic view, concentrating not only on the technical and musical aspects of the profession, but also on providing active mentoring and frank advice on the classical music industry.

We are convinced that prepared and well-informed artists will be able to manage their careers with greater success, and navigate today’s competitive music world with more confidence, both on-stage and off.

The foundation is directed by leading Finnish conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste and provides teaching through the LEAD! Foundation Academy and the LEAD! Foundation Digital Academy. Based in Finland but active internationally, we are also the founders of the Fiskars Summer Festival, the main platform for our annual conductors’ masterclass, which features renowned guest conductors invited from both Finland and abroad. The festival also runs career workshops, open seminars and discussions on musical leadership and other industry-related topics, as well as chamber- and orchestral concerts.

LEAD! Foundation aims to create a sustainable network for learning as well as to provide a supportive community. In addition to our face-to-face activities, we offer online teaching, career advice and assistance to our students and alumni no matter where they are in the world and in their career. Our Digital Academy runs activities throughout the year.

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Upcoming Projects

LEAD! Foundation Academy – Masterclass for Conductors
Fiskars Summer Festival 26 July – 3 August 2024

The application period is now open for the next conductors’ masterclass at the Fiskars Summer Festival 2024.

The course will include a masterclass led by Jukka-Pekka Saraste and invited guests, public concerts in Fiskars, Karjalohja and Billnäs, music industry seminars and individual career guidance.

We require an up-to-date CV, a personal statement and a video showing your work. There are no requirements regarding repertoire or duration, but please ensure it is of high audio- and visual quality, preferably demonstrating contrasting styles.

Price of the masterclass : 1000€/participant. 
You will have to arrange your own travel. We will try to help you to find reasonably-priced accommodation in or near Fiskars.

Link to application and further details:
http://bit.ly/427yntn

Fiskars Easter Sessions 2024

Tckets are available now

https://bit.ly/eastersessions

We're delighted to announce the next Fiskars Easter Sessions, from 25-29 March 2024! Our chamber music festival will take place in Fiskars and Karjalohja, on the following dates:

27 March: The Manor House, Fiskars

28th March: Lukaali, Fiskars (midday) and Karjalohja Church (evening)

29th March: Lukaali, Fiskars

We're proud to present Lilli Paasikivi as our soloist, who will join our mentors, young musicians and members of the Lohja city orchestra for these special Easter concerts.  More programme information coming soon!


Upcoming Projects

LEAD! Foundation Academy – Masterclass for Conductors
Fiskars Summer Festival 26 July – 3 August 2024

The application period is now open for the next conductors’ masterclass at the Fiskars Summer Festival 2024.

The course will include a masterclass led by Jukka-Pekka Saraste and invited guests, public concerts in Fiskars, Karjalohja and Billnäs, music industry seminars and individual career guidance.

We require an up-to-date CV, a personal statement and a video showing your work. There are no requirements regarding repertoire or duration, but please ensure it is of high audio- and visual quality, preferably demonstrating contrasting styles.

Price of the masterclass : 1000€/participant. 
You will have to arrange your own travel. We will try to help you to find reasonably-priced accommodation in or near Fiskars.

Link to application and further details:
http://bit.ly/427yntn

Fiskars Easter Sessions 2024

Tckets are available now

https://bit.ly/eastersessions

We're delighted to announce the next Fiskars Easter Sessions, from 25-29 March 2024! Our chamber music festival will take place in Fiskars and Karjalohja, on the following dates:

27 March: The Manor House, Fiskars

28th March: Lukaali, Fiskars (midday) and Karjalohja Church (evening)

29th March: Lukaali, Fiskars

We're proud to present Lilli Paasikivi as our soloist, who will join our mentors, young musicians and members of the Lohja city orchestra for these special Easter concerts.  More programme information coming soon!