16.11.2018:

No winner in the VII International Jorma Panula Conducting Competition

The first prize was not awarded in the VII International Jorma Panula Conducting Competition!

The second prize was divided between Johannes Zahn (Germany) and Angus Webster (United Kingdom). The third prize was divided between Ross Jamie Collins (Finland) and Kaapo Ijas (Finland). Angus Webster was chosen as the competition orchestra's favorite.

I Prize: -
II Prize 8 000 €: Johannes Zahn (Germany) & Angus Webster (United Kingdom)
III Prize 4 500 €: Ross Jamie Collins (Finland) & Kaapo Ijas (Finland)

The competition orchestra's favourite: Angus Webster

The VII International Jorma Panula Conducting Competition was held between 13th and 16th November with 20 talented young conductors representing nine different countries. The four-day competition culminated on Friday 16th November at the Vaasa City Hall in Finland in the Finals concert which the Finnish Broadcasting Company (Yle) broadcasted live on channel Yle Teema Fem and internationally in the web streaming service Areena. The competition's final and semi-final are viewable in Areena for one year.

The International Jorma Panula Conducting Competition is one of the most prestigious conducting competitions in Europe and it is the only conducting competition in Finland. The event is organized by the Viljo and Maire Vuorio Foundation in collaboration with the City of Vaasa. The triennial competition’s Artistic Director and Chairman has been from the beginning Academician Jorma Panula. The current competition’s jury consisted of conductors Ralf Gothóni (Finland), Eva Ollikainen (Finland), Ole Kristian Ruud (Norway) and Josep Caballé Domenech (Spain). Moreover, one musician representative from each of the competition orchestras, Pontus Grans (Vaasa City Orchestra) and Jussi Järvenpää (Jyväskylä Sinfonia) were included in the jury.

More information
General Manager Merja Tyynelä, merja.tyynela@vaasa.fi, tel. 040 524 8877Communications and Marketing Coordinator Joonas Lantto, joonas.lantto@vaasa.fi, tel. 0400 860 745

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15.11.2018: The finalists of the VII International Jorma Panula Conducting Competition announced

Six semi-finalists were competing in the semi-finals of the VII International Jorma Panula Conducting Competition today. Kaapo Ijas, Johannes Zahn, Angus Webster and Ross Jamie Collins will be proceeding to the finals that will be held on Friday 16th November. The performing order for the finals was determined by a draw after the semi-finals.
Finals Friday 16th November at 8 P.M.

 Performing order:
Aaron Copland: El Salón México: Johannes Zahn (Germany)
Camille Saint-Saëns: Sellokonsertto nro 1 a-molli: Kaapo Ijas (Finland)sol. Leonardo Chiodo, sello
Zoltán Kodály: Dances of Galánta: Angus Webster (Great Britain)
Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel´s Merry Pranks: Ross Jamie Collins (Finland / Great Britain)

22.15 Announcement of the final results and presentation of the prizes

The soloist in the finals is the winner of the Turku XIII Cello Competition and prizewinner in VI International Paulo Cello Competition, Leonardo Chiodo. The Finnish Broadcasting Company (Yle) will broadcast the finals live on Finnish television channel Yle Teema and internationally on the web streaming service Yle Areena. The audience is advised to be on their seats by 19.45 at the latest.

Watch the finals live on television channel Yle Teema or livestream on Yle Areena: https://areena.yle.fi/1-4538032

14.11.2018: Semifinalists in the VII International Jorma Panula Conducting Competition published

The semifinalists in the VII International Jorma Panula Conducting Competition were chosen today after the second preliminary round. 10 conductors competed today at the Vaasa City Hall in Finland for a chance to proceed to the next round. 6 of them made it into the semi-finals: Kaapo Ijas (Finland) Ross Jamie Collins (Finland/United Kingdom), Angus Webster (United Kingdom), Benjamin Schäfer (Germany), Gaddiel Dombrowner (France) and Johannes Zahn (Germany).

Thursday 15.11.

10.00-12.30     Semi-

finals, á 40 min, 3 competitors
10.00-10.40     Gaddiel D

ombrowner (France) - Copland
10.40-11.20     Benjamin Schäfer (Germany) - Strauss
11.20-11.50     break
11.50-12.30     Kaapo Ijas (Finland) – Strauss
17.30-20.00     Semi-finals, á 40 min, 3 competitors
17.30-18.10     Johannes Zahn (Germany) - Strauss
18.10-18.50     Angus Webster (United Kingdom) - Kodály
18.50-19.20     break
19.20-20.00     Ross Jamie Collins (Finland / United Kingdom) – Strauss
The results will be announced at 21.00 at the earliest
The order of the competitors will be decided by draw for the finals.

In the semi-finals on Thursday, the competitors will perform a work that they have chosen in advance out of three available works. The Finnish Broadcasting Company (Yle) will broadcast the semi-finals live internationally on their web streaming service Yle Areena. The audience has free entrance to the semi-finals.

More information: General Manager Merja Tyynelä, merja.tyynela@vaasa.fi, tel. +358 40 524 8877
Communications and Marketing Coordinator Joonas Lantto, joonas.lantto@vaasa.fi, tel. +358 400 860 745


7th Jorma Panula Conducting Competition 2018

The competitors proceeding to the next round chosen in the VII International Jorma Panula Conducting Competition
The VII International Jorma Panula Conducting Competition started today at the Vaasa City Hall with a first preliminary round. The first round had a total of 20 conductors, of which 10 conductors were chosen to continue in the second preliminary round on Wednesday 14th November. The 10 conductors are Ross Jamie Collins, Kaapo Ijas, Angus Webster, Ka Hou Fan, Benjamin Schäfer, Katharina Wincor, Gaddiel Dombrowner, Johannes Zahn, Ondrej Vrabec and Carlos Ocaña Arroyo. (Enlarge picture - press mouse right  button"view image")

 

Wednesday 14.11.
The program of the second preliminary round:
Kimmo Hakola: IKH RED op. 98 (Commissioned work)
Camille Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor
sol. Leonardo Chiodo, cello

 10.00-13.00     Second preliminary round á 30 min, 5 competitors
10.00-10.30                 2          Angus Webster
10.30-11.00                 5          Ka Hou Fan
11.00-11.30                 6          Benjamin Schäfer
11.30-12.00     break
12.00-12.30                 8          Katharina Wincor
12.30-13.00                 9          Ross Jamie Collins

17.30-20.30      Second preliminary round á 30 min, 5 competitors
17.30-18.00                 10        Gaddiel Dombrowner
18.00-18.30                 11        Johannes Zahn
18.30-19.00                 16        Ondrej Vrabec
19.00-19.30     break
19.30-20.00                 17        Carlos Ocaña Arroyo
20.00-20.30                 20        Kaapo Ijas
The results will be announced at 21.00 at the earliest

On Wednesday 14 November, the program includes a commissioned work IKH RED op. 98 by Kimmo Hakola and Cello Concerto No. 1 by Camille Saint-Saëns with the winner of the Turku XIII Cello Competition and prizewinner in VI International Paulo Cello Competition, Leonardo Chiodo.
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The performing order for the first preliminary round in the VII International Jorma Panula Conducting Competition published

The VII International Jorma Panula Conducting Competition will be held at the Vaasa City Hall from November 13 to November 16 in 2018. One of the most prestigious conducting competitions in Europe is organized for the seventh time. The audience can follow up close the gifted conductors at work during the four days long competition. The Finnish Broadcasting Company (YLE) will broadcast the final live on Yle Teema Fem.

Competition shcedule /The program of the first preliminary round Tuesday 13th November: 

Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 96 in D Major ”Miracle”
Claude Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d’un faune

 09.55               Speech            - Mayor Tomas Häyry / Presentation of the Jury
10.00-15.00     First preliminary round á 25 min, 10 competitors

10.00-10.25     1          Diogo Manuel Almeida Costa (Portugal)
10.25-10.50     2          Angus Webster (United Kingdom)
10.50-11.15     3          Frantisek Macek (Check Republik)
11.15-11.30     break
11.30-11.55     4          Dimas Ruiz Santos (Spain)
11.55-12.20     5          Ka Hou Fan (Portugal)
12.20-12.45     6          Benjamin Schäfer (Germany)
12.45-13.05     break
13.05-13.30     7          Virginia Martinez (Spain)
13.30-13.55     8          Katharina Wincor (Austria)
13.55-14.10     break
14.10-14.35     9          Ross Jamie Collins (Finland/United Kingdom)
14.35-15.00     10        Gaddiel Dombrowner (France)

15.55               Speech - Mayor Tomas Häyry / Presentation of the Jury

16.00-21.00     First preliminary round á 25 min, 10 competitors
16.00-16.25     11        Johannes Zahn (Germany)
16.25-16.50     12        Piero Lombardi Iglesias (Spain/Italy)
16.50-17.15     13        Jonas Ehrler (Switzerland)
17.15-17.30     break
17.30-17.55     14        Pierre-Antoine Marçais (France)
17.55-18.20     15        Antonin Rey (France)
18.20-18.45     16        Ondrej Vrabec (Czech Republik)
18.45-19.05     break
19.05-19.30     17        Carlos Ocaña Arroyo (Spain)
19.30-19.55     18        Ales Kománek (Czech Republik)
19.55-20.10     break
20.10-20.35     19        Stefan Bone (Germany)
20.35-21.00     20        Kaapo Ijas (Finland)

The results will be announced at 21.30 at the earliest

This time the competition received 145 accepted applications of which 20 competitors were chosen from 11 different European countries with four reserve competitors. In total, the applicants represented 23 different European countries. The largest number of applications came from Spain (20), Finland (18), Italy (16), Germany (15), France (14) and United Kingdom (14). The video jury in the qualifying round consisted of Jorma Panula, Petri Sakari, Jukka Iisakkila and Jari Sinkkonen.

04.09.2017

The VII Jorma Panula Competition programme year 2018 will be published on 6th September 2017.

Finals 13th November 2015 at 18.30, Vaasa City HallVaasa 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 5.11.2018: panulacompetition@vaasa.fi or tel. (06) 325 3755.

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