Baltic Sea Music Academy

Every year, Baltic Sea Music Education Foundation holds an Academy LAB, an intensive series of workshops and seminars for young orchestra players, part of our unique teaching ecosystem. The innovative idea of Kristjan Järvi, who oversees all its activities, the Academy LAB is run by a team of renowned international coaches, all acclaimed soloists in their own right.

The academy’s original approach brings together all of our educational activities, including orchestra rehearsals, sectional coaching, chamber music projects, and workshops on composition and rhythm. It embraces music of all genres, enabling the young musicians to stretch their artistic boundaries in an environment that celebrates exploration and experimentation. It also promotes entrepreneurialism, developing individual and team creativity, and offering vital experience and skills for players considering a career in music.

Alongside the orchestra academy, we run special Conducting and Composition workshops, allowing talented young composers and conductors the rare chance to develop and practise their professional skills, under the guidance of Kristjan Järvi and special coaches.

In 2018, Baltic Sea Music Education Foundation will cooperate with the Baltic Academies Orchestra (BAO) with a week of rehearsals, masterclasses and workshops. Drawing on students from the national academies of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, together with students from, or studying, in the Baltic Sea countries, the BAO aims to bridge the gap between education and professional practice, giving high-level students new skills and experiences to help prepare them for their performing careers. With this offer, BAO complements the educational work of the Foundation as Kristjan Järvi and the team of international coaches is involved in the intensive programme. In addition, all BAO participants have the opportunity to audition for the Baltic Sea Philharmonic, and thus get the chance to take their orchestral experience to the next level.