7th Jorma Panula Conducting Competition 2018
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.
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.
6th Jorma Panula Conducting Competition 2015
The first price 11 000 euros Dylan Corlay (France)
The second price 8000 euros Elena Schwarz (Switzerland)
Third prize 6000 euros Harish Shankar (Germany)
5th International Jorma Panula Conducting Competition 2012
The shared second price 10.000 Euro
Risto Joost (Estonia)
The shared second price 10.000 Euro
Tobias Vokmann (Germany)
Special price 5.000 Euro
Tapio von Boehm (Finland)
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4th Internationl Jorma Panula Conducting Competition 2009
The first prize of 10.000 eurosYordan Kamdzhalov, Bulgaria The second prize of 6,000 euros
Martins Ozolins, Latvia
The third prize of 4,000 euros
Adriel Donghyuk Kim, Austria
The special prize 2,000 euros was given to James Lowe, United Kingdom, who was also voted the competition orchestras´ choice.
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3th International Jorma Panula Conducting Competition 2006
The first prize of 9,000 euros
Vytautas Lukocius, Lithuania
The second prize of 7,000 euros
Sylvain Gasançon, France
The third prize of 3,000 euros
Petri Komulainen, Finland
The special prize of 1,000 euros went to Morten Wensberg, Norway.
The special prize of 1,000 euros went to Ivo Hentschel, Germany
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2nd International Jorma Panula Conducting Competition 2003
The second international Jorma Panula Conducting Competition was held in Vaasa on 24-28 November 2003, when 20 contestants from 11 European countries were chosen on the basis of videotapes. The members of the Jury were Jorma Panula and conductors Olari Elts (Estonia), Juozas Domarkas (Lithuania), Karsten Witt and Atso Almila (Finland). The soloists with the combined Vaasa and Jyväskylä orchestras were Tom Nyman, tenor and Hanna Kronqvist, soprano. The first prize of 8,000 euros went to Eeva Ollikainen, the second to another female conductor, Lilyan Kaiv from Estonia, and the third to Jukka Iisakkila.
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1st International Jorma Panula Conducting Competition 1999
The first international Jorma Panula Conducting Competition was held in Vaasa on 22-26 November 1999, when 19 contestants from six countries were chosen on the basis of videotapes. The members of the Jury were Jorma Panula and conductors Arvo Volmer (Estonia), Leo Berlin (Sweden), Arve Tellefsen (Norway), Ole Schmidt (Denmark) and musician representatives Jyrki Paalanen (Finland) and John Alén (Finland). The soloist for the competition orchestra which consisted of members of the Vaasa and Umeå City Orchestras was Pekka Kuusisto, violin. The first competition was won by the 28-year-old Estonian Olari Elts, who received a prize of FIM 40,000. The second prize went to Tibor Bogányi, Finland and the third to Dmitri Slobodeniouk, Finland.
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