LEAD! for Conductors
Jukka-Pekka Saraste and Johannes Gustavsson present a special course conductors based on the principals and techniques of Jukka-Pekka Saraste’s LEAD! program.
Integrated into the dynamic environment of the LEAD! project is the course for conductors, a chance to not only work with and learn from the expertise of Maestro Saraste, but also to receive feedback from the invaluable experience of highly successful, international musicians and to be coached through the process of both learning to interact with and become part of the complex organism that is a symphony orchestra.
Through both observing the rehearsals and workshops of LEAD! and actively conducting the orchestral repertoire, conductors will have unparalleled access to the orchestral environment and the chance to intensively acquire experience and knowledge in a unique and vibrant working environment.
The LEAD! concept also involves high levels of interaction where leading artists will also host discussions and workshops covering other essential music industry topics while offering a support network with unique access to all facets of musical life.
“Every conductor and soloist knows how essential a good mentor is, and it’s no different for orchestra members and leaders” – Jukka-Pekka Saraste
The professional core of this LEAD! project is made up of the international professors who will be on site teaching and coaching all the young musicians involved as well as the Aurora Chamber Orchestra, the internationally praised string orchestra made up of musicians from all over the world who meet under the Aurora umbrella to present dazzling concert experiences and whose goal is to pass on their knowledge and experience to young musicians and to help them along the path to acquiring and developing these very specific skills and experiences.
LEAD! was designed by maestro Saraste to be a training ground both for young instrumentalists and conductors and will therefore be integrated both into the long-standing tradition of Aurora’s Symphony Orchestra program as well as the Aurora Music Conducting Masterclasses.
To read more about LEAD! visit www.leadorchestraproject.com.