LEAD! for Conductors
Jukka-Pekka Saraste, the LEAD! team and LEAD! mentors present a unique opportunity for aspiring conductors.
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 some of the worlds best orchestral leaders 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 both rehearsals and concerts with the Aurora Symphony Orchestra, 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! team with its remarkable background in top level arts management and organization 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 core of our LEAD artistic team is made up of musicians and educators with exceptional backgrounds whose goal is to pass on their knowledge and experience to aspiring orchestral players and leaders to help them along the path to acquiring and developing these very specific skills and experiences.
Igor Gruppman – Concertmaster, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
Alexander Zemtsov – Former Principal Violist, London Philharmonic Orchestra
Franz Bartolomey – Former Principal Cellist, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
LEAD is designed by maestro Saraste and his team 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.