The First Prize was not awarded in the 7th International Jorma Panula Conducting Competition in Finland. 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 favourite.

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.

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