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: