“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