FISKARS SUMMER FESTIVAL BECOMES A CONDUCTORS’ MASTERCLASS

Important changes to the festival, 2-8 August 2020 We are thrilled to announce this very special event, where we will have a great number of eminent guests taking part in LEAD!’s masterclasses, both as teachers and conductors. In addition to LEAD! artistic director Jukka-Pekka Saraste and distinguished teacher Jorma Panula, renowned artists Esa-Pekka Salonen, Sakari Oramo, Dalia Stasevska, Klaus Mäkelä …

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 …

Meet our new mentor: Ole Kristian Dahl

We are delighted to announce that Ole has joined the LEAD! team, and will be working with us for the first time during our first collaboration with the NRW Orchesterzentrum Dortmund in December 2019. Ole is currently the solo bassoon of the Swedish National Orchestra, Gothenburg, and has formerly held the same position in the WDR Symphony Orchestra, Cologne, the …

Looking back at LEAD!’s collaboration with the Sofia Philharmonic

At the end of November LEAD! was able to try out its principles and methods in the context of a professional orchestra for the first time. The aim was to develop the leadership skills of aspiring young leaders and work on communication skills and sound in an orchestral environment. For this, LEAD! invited five talented musicians from different parts of …

Interview | Igor Gruppman

The violinist, conductor, professor and LEAD! mentor will be teaching as part of the Aurora Festival, taking place in Stockholm this month. Here he shares his thoughts on what it takes to be a good musical leader.