The Tonhalle Zurich and Paavo Järvi are initiating inaugural the Conductors` Academy as a new platform for promising, talented young conductors.
The Conductors` Academy`s goal is to use all potentials and create a distinctive offer that takes into account the music business in the 21st century.
The participants who actively participate here can expect more than just lessons and performances in front of an audience. Two things are essential at the Conductors` Academy: on the one hand the involvement of the audience, who selects one person at the final concert, who then travels to the next renowned master class of the Järvi family in Pärnu, Estonia.
On the other hand it is also important for the young conductors to intensively deal with our music business in the 21st century on a weekend during the Conductors' Academy, i.e. with the management and general conditions of a concert hall and a top orchestra. We are interested in a kind of "cultural management study" in fast motion.
The Academy therefore consists of three parts: a first week in which the Academics follow a complete concert week with Paavo Järvi and the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich (TOZ), get to know the orchestra and intensively deal with the repertoire. The second part with the cultural management crash course will be followed by the conducting classes of the Academics with the orchestra and Paavo Järvi.
The Tonhalle Zurich strives for an interactive approach that brings young classical music enthusiasts together with the traditional audience. The Academy will therefore be accompanied by the "next stop classic" team and the "ONSTAGE"-App team, who will live broadcast the lessons and the final concert worldwide and create personal content with the Academics as well as the public voting.
Our goal is to find one or two exceptional conductors during the two-week Conductors` Academy, who we would like to see again and who deserve further support. The combination of the Zurich Conductors` Academy with the Järvi Academy in Pärnu as part of the Pärnu Festival with the Estonian Festival Orchestra in the summer 2020 offers excellent conditions for this.