“Every conductor and soloist knows how essential a good mentor is, and it’s no different for orchestra members and leaders”

Our mentors are both exceptional musicians and experienced teachers. They make up the core artistic team of LEAD!, and aim to pass on their knowledge and experience in helping aspiring orchestra leaders to master the unique skills required of them.

Alexander Zemtsov

Former Principal Violist, London Philharmonic Orchestra
Guest Principal Violist with London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Symphonieorchester des BR München, Münchner Philharmoniker

Igor Gruppman

Concertmaster, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
Principal Conductor, Orchestra at Temple Square, Salt Lake City
Professor, Rotterdam Conservatory
Director, The Gruppman Institute

Franz Bartolomey

Former Principal Cellist, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Tero Latvala

Former concertmaster, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Finnish National Opera, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Tampere Philharmonic, Sinfonia Lahti, Turku Philharmonic and Lappeenranta City Orchestra.

Ole Kristian Dahl

Solo Bassoon, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra,
WDR Symphony Orchestra, Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra
Professor, Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst – Mannheim

Boris Garlitsky

Former Principal Violin, London Philharmonic Orchestra
Professor, Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris (France) and Folkwang Universität der Künste, Essen (Germany)