A password will be e-mailed to you. Cancel

  • Most Respected Classical Music Platform
  • #classicalForever
(Image courtesy: Caleb Young)

New International Leadership Agency Launched For Conductors

Finland’s LEAD! Artists program provides management services to emerging artists prior to them joining agencies professionally


Recently launched by the LEAD! Foundation, this initiative aims to support emerging conductors through tailored mentorship. It will provide “study, networking opportunities, consultancy, and management services for the next generation of young talent.”

The initial roster of young artists for the program comprises Caleb Young from the U.S., Joonas Pitkänen from Finland, and Ukrainian-Norwegian conductor Roman Reznik

Selected based on their performance talent, personality, and excellence, they will study privately with Jukka-Pekka Saraste and focus on a range of repertoire with emphasis on creating interpretations both personally and artistically.

Most of the program’s activities will take place through LEAD!’s projects, including their annual conductors’ masterclass at the Fiskars Summer Festival and collaborations with ensembles such as the Lohja City and Finnish Chamber Orchestras.

Led by Sarasate, the festival is an international platform for established artists to guide the next generation of conductors from around the globe. Mentors for this year’s festival included Sanna Iljin, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Georg Nigl, and Hannu Lintu

“We see career-building as a long game, composed of different variables, both artistic and industry-related,” reads the LEAD! Artists website. “Evolution of an artist’s true personality and artistic identity should be encouraged alongside musical learning and development.

“We endeavor to support [artists] in gaining a foothold in the industry by recommending them to our network, giving them ongoing career advice, while supporting them in their musical development in the long-term.”

For more information, click here.

upcoming events

may 2023

28mayAll Day16julSitka International Cello Seminar(All Day) The Miner Music Center at Stevenson Hall, 104 Jeff Davis St. Sitka, Alaska 99835Event Type :Other Event TagsSitka International Cello SeminarFOLLOW

june 2023

02junAll Day10Michael Hill International Violin Competition(All Day) Auckland Town Hall, Queen Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New ZealandEvent Type :competitions Event Tagscompetition,Michael Hill International Violin CompetitionFOLLOW

07jun8:30 pm10:30 pmVirtual EventNorth Shore Chamber Music Festival Presents: Fairy's Kiss8:30 pm - 10:30 pm Event Type :Streams Event TagsNorth Shore Chamber Music FestivalFOLLOW

08junAll Day18Bachfest Leipzig(All Day) Leipzig, LeipzigEvent Type :Other Event TagsBachfest,LeipzigFOLLOW

10jun8:30 pm10:30 pmVirtual EventNorth Shore Chamber Music Festival Presents: Your Heart's Desire8:30 pm - 10:30 pm Event Type :Streams Event TagsNorth Shore Chamber Music FestivalFOLLOW

23jun9:00 pm11:00 pmVirtual EventMinnesota Orchestra Presents "Juneteenth: Celebration of Freedom"9:00 pm - 11:00 pm Event Type :Streams Event TagsMinnesota OrchestraFOLLOW


Get ALL our latest conveniently by EMAIL

Our newsletter is trusted by over 100,000+ industry professionals around the world

We deliver news straight to your inbox and will never share your data.
You'll never miss a beat!

click left click right