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Jul 29, 2021

Fiskars Summer Festival — 2-8 August 2021

The Fiskars Summer Festival hosts LEAD! Foundation´s annual masterclass for young conductors and orchestra leaders.

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Jun 1, 2021

REIMANN: “LEAR” – BAYERISCHE STAATSOPER, MUNICH, GERMANY

23 May 2021
Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Chorus of the Bayerische Staatsoper, Christian Gerhaher

“”Lear”, one of the wildest, most demanding and oppressive scores, is … superbly and unravelled and developed by Jukka-Pekka Saraste in the most natural way. ”

 

25 May 2021
Markus Thiel , Münchner Merkur

May 3, 2021

JUKKA-PEKKA CONDUCTS REIMANN’S “LEAR” AT BAYERISCHE STAATSOPER

Aribert Reimann’s interpretation of Shakespeare’s tragedy was premiered in Munich in 1978, with the role of King Lear written especially for Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.

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Sep 8, 2020

Bruckner’s 8th Symphony in Ottobeuren Cathedral

Jukka-Pekka starts the 2020/21 season with two concerts with the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, playing Beethoven in Passau and Bruckner in Ottobeuren Cathedral.
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Jun 11, 2020

LOOKING TO THE NEXT GENERATION: Jukka-Pekka establishes LEAD! Foundation Academy, a new training programme for young conductors and soloists.

Jukka-Pekka co-founds LEAD! Foundation Academy, which aims to prepare young conductors for their professional lives and to further develop the skills of those who have already started their careers.
LEAD! also aims to develop musical leadership- and communication skills in young soloists. The organisation provides tailor-made mentorship schemes to help aspiring orchestra leaders to master the musical, social and communicative aspects of their role.
Through masterclasses, coaching sessions and discussions led by Jukka-Pekka and a team of mentors which includes renowned conductors, experienced artistic administrators and top musicians from leading international orchestras, the organisation aims to foster an awareness of how the classical music industry of today functions, while developing technique, leadership skills and authentic personality in its students.
LEAD! Foundation Academy is based in Finland, and runs an annual festival and conductors’ masterclass in the village of Fiskars. It also runs regular online workshops for both conductors and soloists.

Read more about LEAD!’s upcoming projects here:
leadorchestraproject.com/news/

Jun 6, 2020

FISKARS SUMMER FESTIVAL BECOMES A CONDUCTORS’ MASTERCLASS

Important changes to LEAD!’s newly-established festival, 2-8 August 2020
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Mar 10, 2020

MAHLER – MUSÉE D’ORSAY, PARIS, FRANCE

6 March 2020
Orchestre de Paris

“… the deeply respectful and intelligent leadership of Jukka-Pekka Saraste, passionate in this concert by the l’Orchestre de Paris at the Philharmonie… ”

10 March 2020
Vincent Guillemin, ResMusica.com
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Mar 7, 2020

MAHLER – PHILHARMONIE DE PARIS, FRANCE

6 March 2020
Orchestre de Paris, Stéphane Degout

“(Saraste) offered a highly structured, elaborate and epic reading of the symphony. All four movements were closely linked, and threw into sharp relief the entire Orchestre de Paris, which gave the very best of itself.”

5 March 2020
José Pons, Olyrix.com

Jan 28, 2020

FAGERLUND/SHOSTAKOVICH – BARBICAN HALL, LONDON, ENGLAND

24 January 2020
BBC Symphony Orchestra, Karen Cargill

“…a superbly shaped performance of Shostakovich’s Eighth Symphony under Jukka-Pekka Saraste’s lean, focused direction. There is no redemption or silver lining in this wartime masterpiece, just trauma and terror followed by spiritual exhaustion. I was an emotional wreck by the end; I can’t imagine how the players felt.”

27 January 2020
Richard Morrison, The Times

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