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Conductors' Academy

The purpose of the Conductors’ Academy is to promote talented young conductors and to pass on knowledge and skills to the next generation.

Anyone aiming to be a successful young conductor will need an excellent education and a great deal of practical experience. The Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich’s Conductors’ Academy offers young talents precisely that.

Every year, six participants from all over the world are given the opportunity to learn from Music Director Paavo Järvi and his work with the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich. They work intensively on their technical skills while also gaining insight into the management of a concert hall and orchestra. «With the Academy, we aim to exploit all potential and provide a unique training programme,» says Ilona Schmiel.

«As a musician and conductor, you gain a great deal of experience over the course of your career and build on what you have learned. It is important to me to pass on what I have learned. I was lucky to have great mentors – not only in my family. I therefore see it as my duty to pass this on to young people, to share my experience and to impart knowledge.»
Paavo Järvi

News

You can get all the news about the current Conductors' Academy here.

Supported by the Freundeskreis Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich - exclusive project partner
Board and lodging for the academy members supported by Ruth Burkhalter

November 2022
Wed 16. Nov
10.00

Conductors' Academy – Masterclass

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director, Teilnehmer*innen der Conductors' Academy, Bartók, Strauss (Sohn), Weber, Schumann
Wed 16. Nov
19.30

Conductors' Academy – Masterclass

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director, Teilnehmer*innen der Conductors' Academy, Bartók, Strauss (Sohn), Weber, Schumann
Thu 17. Nov
10.00

Conductors' Academy – Masterclass

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director, Teilnehmer*innen der Conductors' Academy, Bartók, Strauss (Sohn), Weber, Schumann
Thu 17. Nov
19.30

Conductors' Academy – Masterclass

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director, Teilnehmer*innen der Conductors' Academy, Bartók, Strauss (Sohn), Weber, Schumann
Fri 18. Nov
19.30

Conductors' Academy – Abschlusskonzert

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director, Matthias Rácz Fagott, Teilnehmer*innen der Conductors' Academy, Andrea Thilo Moderation Bartók, Strauss (Sohn), Weber, Schumann
April 2022
Thu 07. Apr
10.00

Masterclass Conductors’ Academy

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director, Peter McGuire Violine, Paul Handschke Violoncello, Anthony Fournier Dirigent, Aivis Greters Dirigent, Zofia Kiniorska Dirigentin, Liubov Nosova Dirigentin, Yerry Park Dirigentin, Janne Valkeajoki Dirigent Dvořák, Bartók
Thu 07. Apr
13.45

Masterclass Conductors’ Academy

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director, Peter McGuire Violine, Paul Handschke Violoncello, Anthony Fournier Dirigent, Aivis Greters Dirigent, Zofia Kiniorska Dirigentin, Liubov Nosova Dirigentin, Yerry Park Dirigentin, Janne Valkeajoki Dirigent Beethoven, Fauré, Weber, Strauss
Fri 08. Apr
10.00

Masterclass Conductors’ Academy

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director, Peter McGuire Violine, Paul Handschke Violoncello, Anthony Fournier Dirigent, Aivis Greters Dirigent, Zofia Kiniorska Dirigentin, Liubov Nosova Dirigentin, Yerry Park Dirigentin, Janne Valkeajoki Dirigent Weber, Dvořák, Bartók, Strauss, Beethoven, Fauré
Fri 08. Apr
13.45

Masterclass Conductors’ Academy

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director, Peter McGuire Violine, Paul Handschke Violoncello, Anthony Fournier Dirigent, Aivis Greters Dirigent, Zofia Kiniorska Dirigentin, Liubov Nosova Dirigentin, Yerry Park Dirigentin, Janne Valkeajoki Dirigent Weber, Dvořák, Bartók, Strauss, Beethoven, Fauré
Sat 09. Apr
18.30

Abschlusskonzert Conductors’ Academy

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director, Peter McGuire Violine, Paul Handschke Violoncello, Anthony Fournier Dirigent, Aivis Greters Dirigent, Zofia Kiniorska Dirigentin, Liubov Nosova Dirigentin, Yerry Park Dirigentin, Janne Valkeajoki Dirigent, Andrea Thilo Moderation Weber, Dvořák, Bartók, Strauss, Beethoven, Fauré
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