Applications for the LEAD! Foundation Academy’s Conductors’ Workshop and Masterclass with Jukka-Pekka Saraste at the Fiskars Summer Festival, Finland, 2-8 August, 2020

Application Deadline: 14 June 2020

Applications are open to take part in the LEAD! Foundation Academy’s international mentorship programme for young conductors.

Guest teachers: Jorma Panula, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Sakari Oramo
Special guests: Dalia Stasevska, Klaus Mäkelä, Pekka Kuusisto

There is a limited number of places open for exceptional young conductors to take part  in LEAD! Foundation Academy’s first summer mentorship programme and Jukka-Pekka Saraste’s Conductors’ Masterclass, which will be held in Fiskars, Finland, between 2 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 orchestra rehearsals led and supervised by Jukka-Pekka Saraste and guest teachers.
  • Individual and group advice sessions with music 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 and guest teachers.

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

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