Finals 13th November 2015 at 18.30, Vaasa City Hall

Vaasa City Orchestra and Jyväskylä Sinfonia
Sol. Petteri Iivonen, violin

Finals, 3 competitors
Igor Stravinsky: Le sacre du printemps from number 186 to the end

Jean Sibelius:
Violin Concerto in D minor, op. 47
Harish Shankar (Germany): Allegro moderato
Dylan Corlay (France): Adagio di molto
Elena Schwarz (Switzerland): Allegro, ma non tanto

Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 3 in C major, op 52
Harish Shankar: Allegro moderato
Elena Schwarz: Andantino con moto, quasi allegretto
Dylan Corlay: Moderato – Allegro ma non tanto


Semi-finals 12th November

Claude Debussy: La Mer
Witold Lutoslawski: Livre pour orchestra

Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 3 in C major, op 52

10.00-12.30   Semi-finals, á 40 min 3 competitors
10.00-10.40   Silvia Spinnato: Claude Debussy: La Mer
10.40-11.20   Elena Schwarz: Claude Debussy: La Mer
11.50-12.30   Harish Shankar: Claude Debussy: La Mer

17.30-20.00   Semi-finals, á 40 min 3 competitors
17.30-18.10   Andres Kaljuste: Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 3 in C major, op 52
18.10-18.50   Giancarlo Rizzi: Claude Debussy: La Mer
19.20-20.00   Dylan Corlay: Claude Debussy: La Mer


Wednesday 11th November 2015 Second preliminary round 

Magnus Lindberg: Jubilees
Jean Sibelius:

Höstkväll (soprano)
Soluppgång (soprano)
Se´n har jag ej frågat mera (soprano)
Laulu ristilukista (baritone)
Demanten på marssnön (baritone)
På verandan vid havet (bariton)
Sol. Jenni Lättilä, soprano, Markus Nieminen, baritone

10.30-13.00               Second preliminary round á 30 min 5 competitors
10.00-10.40               Gevorg Gharabekyan: Höstkväll, Demanten på marssnön
10.30-11.00               Harish Shankar: Se´n har jag ej frågat mera, På verandan vid havet
11.00-11.30               Modestas Barkauskas: Se´n har jag ej frågat mera, Laulu ristilukista
11.30-12.00              
Break
12.00-12.30               Elena Schwarz: Soluppgång, Demanten på marssnön
12.30-13.00               Giancarlo Rizzi: Soluppgång, På verandan vid havet
- Tickets: 5 Eur

17.30-20.30               Second preliminary round á 30 min 5 competitors
17.30-18.00               Vlad Vizireanu: Höstkväll, På verandan vid havet
18.00-18.30               Silvia Spinnato: Soluppgång, På verandan vid havet
18.30-19.00               Georgios Balatsinos: Soluppgång, Demanten på marssnön
19.00-19.30              
Break
19.30-20.00               Dylan Corlay: Höstkväll, Demanten på marssnön
20.00-20.30               Andres Kaljuste: Soluppgång, På verandan vid havet
- Tickets: 10 Eur

21.00   The results will be announced.
                                   The order of the competitors will be decided by draw for Thursday.

 

Tuesday 10th November. First preliminary round á 25 min, 10 competitors
Vaasa City Orchestra

10.00-10.25              Eero Lehtimäki                      Wagner: Siegfried idyll   
10.25-10.50              Gevorg Gharabekyan            Wagner: Siegfried idyll
10.50-11.15              Aki Schmitt                            Wagner: Siegfried idyll
11.15-11.30              Break
11.30-11.55              Harish Shankar                     Wagner: Siegfried idyll
11.55-12.20              Modestas Barkauskas          Wagner: Siegfried idyll
12.20-12.45              Nèstor Bayona                      Stravinsky: Concerto in E-flat major
12.45-13.05               Break
13.05-13.30               Mikk Murdvee                     Sibelius: Pelléas et Mélisande
13.30-13.55               Elena Schwarz                     Stravinsky: Concerto in E-flat major
13.55-14.10               Break
14.10-14.35               Risto Sojakka                       Stravinsky: Concerto in E-flat major
14.35-15.00               Jan Wierzba                         Stravinsky: Concerto in E-flat major

16.00-21.00 First preliminary round á 25 min  10 competitors
Jyväskylä Sinfonia

16.00-16.25               Andris Rasmanis                Sibelius: Pelléas et Mélisande
16.25-16.50               Tanja Räsänen                    Sibelius: Pelléas et Mélisande
16.50-17.15               Giancarlo Rizzi                    Wagner: Siegfried idyll
17.15-17.30               Break
17.30-17.55               Kaspars Adamsons            Stravinsky: Concerto in E-flat major
17.55-18.20               Vlad Vizireanu                    Wagner: Siegfried idyll
18.20-18.45               Samuel Draper                   Wagner: Siegfried idyll
18.45-19.05               Break
19.05-19.30               Silvia Spinnato                    Wagner: Siegfried idyll
19.30-19.55               Georgios Balatsinos           Sibelius: Pelléas et Mélisande
19.55-20.10               Break
20.10-20.35               Dylan Corlay                       Stravinsky: Concerto in E-flat major
20.35-21.00               Andres Kaljuste                  Wagner: Siegfried idyll

21.30   The results will be announced

PRESS RELEASE 1st APPRIL 2015  

154 approved registrations - a new record!

The registration time has ended. We received a total of 154 approved registrations for the competition. We will announce the selected competitors in the first qualifying round (20+3) during May 2015. We will send a personal invitation to the competitors.

20+5 of 154 approved competitors selected!
We received a total of 154 approved registrations for the competition 2015. You´ll find the list of selected competitors on http://www.panulacompetition.com/participants

A competition for a new generation of conductors in November 2015
The Jorma Panula Conducting Competition is one of the most prestigious new-generation conducting contests in Europe. The “maestro of maestros” behind the competition is Professor Jorma Panula. The event is organised by the Viljo and Maire Vuorio Foundation in collaboration with the City of Vaasa. Jorma Panula has been training young conductors for nearly four decades, and many of today's  most illustrious conductors have studied on his courses.The competition gives young European conductors an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience, promote their own work, increase their visibility as a conductor and to open new doors. “Charisma and the ability to communicate with an orchestra are two of the properties I look for in a winner,” says Jorma Panula.

The previous winners of the competition include the Estonian Olari Elts, Finnish Eva Ollikainen, Lithuanian Vytautas Lukocius and Bulgarian Yordan Kamdzhalov. In 2012, there was no winner and the second price was shared  by Risto Joost (Estonia) and Tobias Volkmann (Germany). 

City of Vaasa admirably equipped for the competition
The city of Vaasa is a major centre of commerce, education and culture in Western Finland. The competition will be held in the culturally and historically imposing Vaasa City Hall. The orchestras will be the Vaasa City Orchestra and the Jyväskylä Sinfonia, both leading professional orchestras in their regions and maintaining a high artistic standard.

 

PRESS RELEASE 16TH NOVEMBER 2012                                   

What exciting moments were had in Vaasa at the fifth international Jorma Panula Conducting Competition, held from 13th to 16thNovember 2012! A record-breaking 125 applicants registered for the competition this year, and after a carefully conducted preliminary qualifying round, 20 competitors from different parts of Europe were selected.

The exciting week culminated in the Finals, held at the Vaasa City Hall on Friday, where top violinist Alina Pogostkina from Germany performed as the soloist. The shared second price 10 000 euros and 10 000 euros went to Risto Joost (Estonia) and Tobias Volkmann (Germany). The jury awarded Tapio von Boehm (Finland) with a 5 000 euro special prize The Final prize. The favourite of the competition orchestras was Tobias Volkmann.

Academician Jorma Panula himself has acted as the competition’s Artistic Director and Chairman of the Jury right from the start. This year the members of the Jury included General Director Andrew Bennett (Portugal), Conductor Olari Elts (Estonia), Conductor Alun Francis (Germany), Conductor Jin Wang (Austria) and, representing musicians, Maano Männi (Vaasa City Orchestra) and Juha Markkanen (Jyväskylä Sinfonia). Vaasa City Orchestra and Jyväskylä Sinfonia acted as the competition orchestras. 

The competition is organised every three years by the Viljo and Maire Vuorio Foundation together with the City of Vaasa. The next competition will be held in 2015.

 

20+5 of 154 approved competitors selected!
We received a total of 154 approved registrations for the competition 2015. You´ll find the list of selected competitors on http://www.panulacompetition.com/participants

A competition for a new generation of conductors in November 2015
The Jorma Panula Conducting Competition is one of the most prestigious new-generation conducting contests in Europe. The “maestro of maestros” behind the competition is Professor Jorma Panula. The event is organised by the Viljo and Maire Vuorio Foundation in collaboration with the City of Vaasa. Jorma Panula has been training young conductors for nearly four decades, and many of today's  most illustrious conductors have studied on his courses.The competition gives young European conductors an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience, promote their own work, increase their visibility as a conductor and to open new doors. “Charisma and the ability to communicate with an orchestra are two of the properties I look for in a winner,” says Jorma Panula.

The previous winners of the competition include the Estonian Olari Elts, Finnish Eva Ollikainen, Lithuanian Vytautas Lukocius and Bulgarian Yordan Kamdzhalov. In 2012, there was no winner and the second price was shared  by Risto Joost (Estonia) and Tobias Volkmann (Germany). 

City of Vaasa admirably equipped for the competition
The city of Vaasa is a major centre of commerce, education and culture in Western Finland. The competition will be held in the culturally and historically imposing Vaasa City Hall. The orchestras will be the Vaasa City Orchestra and the Jyväskylä Sinfonia, both leading professional orchestras in their regions and maintaining a high artistic standard.

 

 

 

ACCREDITATION
Members of the press are requested to book their tickets to the Final Concert latest 5.11.2015: panulacompetition@vaasa.fi or tel. (06) 325 3755.

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