In collaboration with LEAD! Academy on August 8, 2020: a special concert at Fiskars Knife Factory marking Jorma Panula’s 90th birthday, celebrating his work in training several generations of Finnish conductors. The concert will be conducted by Jorma Paunula himself and Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Dalia Stasevska, Klaus Mäkelä and Sakari Oramo. The concert begins at 19:00 at the Old Knife factory in Fiskars Village.
FISKARS SUMMER FESTIVAL BECOMES A CONDUCTORS’ MASTERCLASS
2-8 August 2020 LEAD Academy summer festival will take place in Fiskars Village. This is a special event, where there will be 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 and Pekka Kuusisto will appear as special guests and mentors.
The festival will include conducting masterclasses, career workshops, discussions and advice sessions centering on leadership, mentorship and the music business, aimed at the next generation of young conductors, both in Finland and internationally.
Artistic Director Jukka-Pekka Saraste remarks:
“I’m very excited about the Fiskars Summer Festival – my first organised mentorship scheme for young artists. During my professional life I have always tried to help musicians and young conductors wherever I can, but I find the context of LEAD! the most in-spiring and well-suited for giving support – working with both musicians and conductors to produce the maximum for a musical performance. It’s about how an individual can col-laborate constructively and contribute his or her utmost to a musical performance, and showing them how to do this”.