The IX International

3rd-7th of September 2024

Jorma Panula

IX Jorma Panula International Conducting Competition

3rd-7th of September 2024

The Jorma Panula Conducting Competition is among the most prestigious conducting competitions in Europe. The first competition was arranged in 1999 and after that every three years. Now the competition is arranged for the ninth time in Vaasa. From the very beginning, conductor, composer, academician Jorma Panula has been the Artistic Director and Chairman of the jury.

This year, the jury consists of Jorma Panula, chairman, conductor Ed Spanjaard (The Netherlands), conductor Maria Badstue (Denmark), conductor Mikko Franck (Finland) and conductor Vytautas Lukočius, (Lithuania). The competition orchestras are the Vaasa City Orchestra and Jyväskylä Sinfonia.

The city of Vaasa is situated on the Finnish west coast in the region of Ostrobothnia. The City Hall´s Grand Hall is the site for the Jorma Panula International Conducting competition for the ninth time. Classical music tradition in Vaasa has a long history. In the city hall has since 1883 been arranged concerts and soarées with composers and conductors such as Armas Järnefelt, Toivo Kuula, Jean Sibelius and many more until today. The Chamber Music Hall in the house still hosts the oldest documented Steinway & Son grand piano in Finland.

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TICKETS TO THE PANULA COMPETITION NOW FOR SALE!

TICKETS TO THE PANULA COMPETITION NOW FOR SALE!

One of the most prestigious conducting competitions in Europe, The Jorma Panula International Conducting Competition will be held for the ninth time in Vaasa on 4-8 September 2024. About 150 applicants from all over Europe have applied for the competition, which is held for four days....

The contestants are chosen!

The contestants are chosen!

By the deadline (29 February), 147 eligible applications from 21 European countries had been received for the ninth international competition, which will take place from 3rd to 7th of September 2024. The largest number of applications came from...

THE APPLICATION PERIOD CLOSED! photo: Svenna Martens

THE APPLICATION PERIOD CLOSED!

The application portal for the 9th Jorma Panula International Conducting Competition 3-7.9.2024 and the first Jorma Panula MINIKAPU Junior Conducting Competition 4 – 7.9.2024 are closed.

STILL ONE MONTH TO APPLY – THE REPERTOIRE!

The application portal for the 9th Jorma Panula International Conducting Competition 3-7.9.2024 is now open until 29.2.2024.


Jorma Panula

Jorma Panula Junior Conducting Competition

4-7th of September 2024

Maestro Jorma Panula is introducing this new competition for young students in Finland to secure the interest in conducting. The competition is arranged for the first time in Vaasa, Finland and runs alongside the 9th Jorma Panula International Conducting Competition.

The competition will hopefully increase the interest in conducting as a musical profession. The juniors will already, by participating, increase their visibility and hopefully find new open musical doors.

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Contact

Monica Johnson
Producer
+358 (0)50 911 33 49
monica.johnson@panulacompetition.fi

The Competition Office is located at Vaasa City Hall during the competition.
Street address: Senaatinkatu 1, 65100 Vaasa
Postal address: PO Box 3, FI-65101 VAASA
info@panulacompetition.fi
panulacompetition.fi