Jorma Panula Conducting Competition

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The Jorma Panula Conducting Competition, is a music competition for young European conductors in Vaasa, Finland.[1]


The first competition, named after the conductor and conducting professor Jorma Panula, was organized in 1999 with the idea of being a platform for young conductors starting their professional careers.[2] The president of the Jury is Jorma Panula and the jury includes several musicians such as Olari Elts, Karsten Witt and Atso Almila.[3] During the competition the contestants conduct the Sinfonia Finlandia and the Vaasa City Orchestra.


  • 2006 First Prize: Vytautas Lukocius. Second Prize: Sylvain Gasançon.
  • 2003 First Prize: Eeva Ollikainen. Second Prize: Lilyan Kaiv.
  • 1999 First Prize: Olari Elts. Second Prize: Tibor Bogányi.


  1. ^ "Panula Conducting Competition". Retrieved 7 August 2009. 
  2. ^ "MIZ-Panula Conducting Competition". MIZ. Retrieved 7 August 2009. 
  3. ^ "FOURTH JORMA PANULA COMPETITION". Retrieved 7 August 2009.