Järna Festival Academy is a not-for-profit organisation exclusively funded by donations, public grants and ticket sales, with additional support from our business partners. We sincerely thank our sponsors and partners for their essential support. The support from our partners and sponsors is invaluable and indispensable as we continue to develop and provide an innovative, diverse cultural programme of events.
JAKOB KORANYI & PETER FRIIS JOHANSSON
founders and artistic directors
Cellist Jakob Korany and pianist Peter Friis Johansson have been friends since their early student days. Beyond their friendship, the two share a close musical connection and are frequent collaborators from recording their debut album together to numerous concerts and projects around their native Sweden.
For both Jakob and Peter, Kulturhuset i Ytterjärna has been a place of inspiration and musical possibilities. After years of developing their professional careers independently, the pair decided to once again join forces and founded the Järna Festival Academy in 2017.
Järna Festival Academy is a multi-faceted cultural, educational and community space. JFA presents a series of events to a broad spectrum of people (many free of cost), tuition-free musical education and hosts an innovative and high-calibre chamber music festival. JFA works closely with El Sistema Södertälje and numerous local companies that align with the organisation’s ethos to make a meaningful contribution to society and the world of classical music.
Magda Boreson has a bachelordergree in classical cello from ArtEZ University of Arts in Zwolle, The Netherlands. Thereafter she studied cultural project management at Stockholm University and now works mainly as a producer for concerts and cultural projects. Magda has also studied urban planning with a special interest in sustainable cities and the role of culture in society.
Magda also works as a producer for the baroque orchestra Rebaroque and the festival Gränslandet.
Pauline Claise is the Academy administrator and Hostess for Järna Festival Academy. With a French father and a Swedish mother, and having resided in Spain for five years, Pauline is comfortable in speaking many languages. Pauline graduated from high school in 2015 where she studied natural science before participating in The International Youth Initiative Program in Järna, where she learned about social entrepreneurship. Pauline has since started a bachelor’s in sustainability and economics at Stockholm University.
Pauline, who has also worked as both a teacher and a youth recreation leader, plays the piano and has always had an interest in music.
Pauline has worked at Kulturhuset i Ytterjärna as a hostess and stage worker since Spring 2017, where she met Peter Friis Johansson and Jakob Koranyi, and she assisted during the inaugural Järna Festival Academy.
NOTE, due to the pandemic, our volunteer program is currently paused.
Volunteers are an important part of the Järna Festival experience. We have a range of opportunities to suite different skill sets, interests and levels of availability.
Volunteers will enjoy a behind-the-scenes festival experience. You will get to know other music-loving volunteers and festival artists as you become a valued part of the Järna Festival Academy festival family!
Volunteer opportunities include:
- Concert hosts and ushers
- Artist hosts and helpers
- Festival runners
- Administrative Assistance
- Development and Fundraising
- Marketing and Promotion
To show our thanks, each Volunteer will receive:
- Free access to all concerts
- A Festival goodie bag
- Generous discounts at the Ytterjärna Hotell and Järna Kafé during the Festival week
To submit your interest to become a Volunteer or for more information, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
Your name and contact details
Areas of expertise and interest
Availability during the planning and Festival periods
Opportunities in certain areas may be limited, and we look forward to speaking with you to discuss how we may best work together.
Goals and values
Järna Festival Academy strives to create a forum for cultural exchange at the highest international level. We also want to be part of the positive and progressive forces that work to make society a better place for everyone. Therefore, JFA chooses to actively work with the UNs Sustainable Development Goals. Some direct results are that:
- Every decision at JFA is taken with regard to its consequences for the climate and the environment. This means, among other things, that all the artists and students traveling to and from the festival may only cause minimal carbon dioxide emissions (no flying or gasoline cars) and that the food served is vegetarian and mainly locally sourced.
- Järna Festival Academy’s gender equality policy means that the festival’s artists are always in the range of 40/60 for each gender. The same principles apply to JFA’s board and organization.
- The educational programs are free of charge and are created with the students’ needs at heart.
- Collaborations are made with organizations that share JFA’s goals and values.
- The festival’s thematic content intends to create a peaceful, equal and inclusive society.
We are actively looking for opportunities and ways to collaborate with organizations that contribute to a positive societal development. We want JFA to be benefitial to as many people as possible and gratefully accept all suggestions on how we can develop in the future.
Interested in becoming a sponsor or partner? Please contact us so that our Artistic Directors may discuss which opportunities will be right for you or your company or organisation. Benefits include highlighted placement in the festival’s print and digital materials and more.
For more information about giving opportunities, please write to us at
BRONZE – SEK 5.000,-
• Two festival passes
• Mentioned online
• Invitations to private events
SILVER – SEK 25.000,-
• All benefits mentioned above
+ Invitation to dinner with the artists during the festival
GOLD – SEK 50.000,-
• All benefits mentioned above
+ Presented as sponsor of an artist of your choice*
PLATINUM – SEK 100.000,-
• All benefits mentioned above
+ Presented as sponsor of a concert of your choice*
DIAMOND – starting at SEK 250.000,-
• Presented as one of JFA’s main sponsors.
* Among JFA’s artists and concerts.
Kulturhuset i Ytterjärna
Pl 1800, 153 91 Järna, Sweden
JÄRNA FESTIVAL ACADEMY