Confirm. Conducting MC - STHLM 18

1 458 000 kr
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You have been selected for the upcoming Aurora & LEAD! Conducting Masterclasses in Stockholm

It is important for you to carefully read everything below and complete the confirmation as described.

There have been many applicants and it’s therefore crucial for you to confirm your participation by filling out and submitting this form before the deadline: June 18th.
If not we will replace you with the next in line.

The only way to confirm is by filling out the form below, completing your payment and submitting. You will automatically receive a receipt by e-mail, please save it.

As you know already this course is divided in 3 categories. See the list of selections. 
If your name is not among Category 1 or 2 you are selected for Category 3 - many applicants from all over the world are on the reserve list for all 3 categories.


  1. Audit all daily orchestra rehearsals/masterclasses with Maestro Saraste & Gustavsson (approx. 3-4h/day) 18-26 August.
  2. Actively participate in daily seminars presented by LEAD! (A large variety of topics from programming, public relations, career management, collaboration with soloists and orchestras, personal development and much more) and review sessions with Maestros Saraste & Gustavsson.
  3. Access to all masterclasses on all orchestral instruments and chamber music lessons
  4. Free entrance to all festival concerts
  5. By confirming you will automatically be listed as a substitute (Optionally, of course) for all categories in case of cancellations


  • All 1-5 above
  • Conduct chamber music ensembles in rehearsals and 2 x 45 min master class and a public concert, (see the repertoire list below) All this under guidance of Maestro Gustavsson.


  • All 1-5 above
  • Conduct the Aurora Symphony Orchestra during rehearsals (2 x 45 min/student) and in a public concert (1 movement). All this under guidance of Maestro Saraste.


The individual repertoire for each conductor of Category 1 and 2 will be presented later. We encourage you to study and know all repertoire on the lists.

The conducting maste classes will partly be video recorded. This will be individually analyzed in separate classes/review sessions with Maestro Saraste & Gustavsson and the LEAD mentors.


Course fee
Category 1 10 000 SEK, Category 2  6 000 SEK , Category 3   3 000 SEK 
The course fees do not include accommodation or travel.

The course fee cannot be refunded unless a qualified substitute confirms.


The welcome meeting for the conductors is at 09:00 on Saturday 18 August at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. The final concert at the evening of Sunday, August 26th marks the end of these master classes.
There are scheduled activities for all participants every day, so it is absolutely crucial that you are present 100% of the festival period.


The detailed schedule will be presented in mid-August and any schedule questions can't be answered before that. 
You can read all about the festival activities and concerts HERE

Repertoire list (subject to change)

The selected participants shall prepare and study the following repertoire:


Tjaikovskij – Symphony No. 5

Sibelius – Symphony No. 1

Dvorak – Cello Concerto

Sibelius – Violin Concerto

Sibelius – Karelia Suite

Grieg – Peer Gynt Suite No. 1

Hannah Kendall – The Spark Catchers

Missy Mazzoli – Violent, Violent Sea


Chamber Music with conductor



Accommodation and travel - Stockholm.
We know that there is a lot going on in Stockholm this period and it can be difficult to find good travel tickets and accommodation. We therefore strongly recommend that you do this as soon as possible for your own sake.
There are of course a lot of youth hostels with different quality and price levels, HERE 
We can recommend GENERATOR HOSTELS that have a central location with good standard, good prices if you book early and have different choices. HERE
Another very good way is of course AIRBNB: HERE 
It is difficult to find hotel rooms in central Stockholm below 1000SEK/night but Stockholm has great public transport so it may be worth looking for places outside the city center, HERE


Obligations / insurance
Participants must declare that they are willing to create diary entries or post information on Facebook, and be prepared to give short interviews.
Aurora Music retains all rights in respect of photographic or video materials which has been created during the course or recorded at the concerts.
Participants are responsible for obtaining visas and paying visa costs.
Participants must also pay for their own insurance.
The organizers’ decisions are final. No legal recourse will be permitted; no correspondence will be entered into.

We are very much looking forward to see you in Stockholm soon.

Best wishes

Ola Larsson

General Manager +46 (0)706 54 12 50 

Willem Stam

Artistic Coordinator  +31 642 05 62 57


Selection in alphabetic order/category

Category 1
Andrei Vesel
Jason Bae
Marta Gardolinska
Stephanie Childress

Category 2
Andreas Hansson
Edward Ananian-Cooper
Filipo Ciabatti
Francisco Valero Terribas
Sauli Saarinen
Thomas Cunningham

Category 3
If you confirm and participate as Category 3 you will automatically have the possibility to substitute for all categories in case some cancellations, even during the festival.

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