The Info List - Jorma Panula

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Jorma Juhani Panula (born 10 August 1930, Kauhajoki) is a Finnish conductor, composer, and teacher of conducting. He has mentored many notable Finnish conductors, such as Esa-Pekka Salonen, Mikko Franck, Sakari Oramo, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, and Osmo Vänskä. Career[edit] Panula studied church music and conducting at the Sibelius Academy. His teachers included Leo Funtek, Dean Dixon, Albert Wolff and Franco Ferrara. Apart from conducting, he has composed a wide variety of music. His operas Jaakko Ilkka and the River Opera established a new genre called "performance opera", which fused music, visual art and the art of daily life. Panula's other compositions include musicals, church music, a violin concerto, jazz capriccio and numerous pieces of vocal music. Panula was the artistic director and chief conductor of the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra from 1963 to 1965, the Helsinki
Philharmonic Orchestra from 1965 to 1972 and the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra
Aarhus Symphony Orchestra
from 1973 to 1976. He has also conducted his own opera Jaakko Ilkka at the Finnish National Opera. Panula has served as Professor of Conducting at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki
from 1973 to 1994 and at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and the Royal Danish Academy of Music
Royal Danish Academy of Music
in Copenhagen.[1] As a pedagogue, Panula has been a teacher and mentor to many Finnish conductors, including Esa-Pekka Salonen, Mikko Franck, Sakari Oramo, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, and Osmo Vänskä. [2] He has taught conducting courses all over the world, such as in Paris, London, Amsterdam, Moscow, New York, Tanglewood, Aspen, Ottawa and Sydney. He has limited his podium appearances greatly during the past ten years. Panula was listed as one of the "60 most powerful people in music" featured in the November 2000 issue of BBC Music Magazine. Panula was awarded the Rolf Schock Prize in 1997.[citation needed] In March 2014, Panula caused controversy in a Finnish television interview with remarks that denigrated the ability of women to conduct particular composers, and that women were suited to conducting music that was "feminine enough", such as Debussy, but that they were unsuited for conducting Bruckner. He stated that "women [conductors]… Of course they are trying! Some of them are making faces, sweating and fussing, but it is not getting any better – only worse!... It’s not a problem – if they choose the right pieces. If they take more feminine music... This is a purely biological question.”[3] Other conductors, such as his former student Salonen, responded critically to Panula's remarks.[4] References[edit]

^ Cori Ellison (22 February 1998). "Making Maestros for the World". New York Times. Retrieved 1 March 2009.  ^ Reader's Digest
Reader's Digest
(Finland), November 1998. ^ Vincent, Michael (5 April 2014). "Editorial: CBC Classical music gender gap article poses new questions".  ^ Mia Paavonen (31 March 2014). "Jorma Panulan rajut kommentit naiskapellimestareista saavat täystyrmäyksen". Ilta Samonat. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 

Preceded by Ole Edgren Turku Philharmonic Orchestra 1963–1965 Succeeded by Paavo Rautio

Preceded by Tauno Hannikainen Music Director, Helsinki
Philharmonic Orchestra 1965–1972 Succeeded by Paavo Berglund

Preceded by Per Dreier Principal Conductor, Aarhus Symphony Orchestra 1973–1976 Succeeded by Ole Schmidt

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Rolf Schock Prize laureates

Logic and philosophy

Willard Van Orman Quine
Willard Van Orman Quine
(1993) Michael Dummett
Michael Dummett
(1995) Dana Scott
Dana Scott
(1997) John Rawls
John Rawls
(1999) Saul Kripke
Saul Kripke
(2001) Solomon Feferman (2003) Jaakko Hintikka
Jaakko Hintikka
(2005) Thomas Nagel
Thomas Nagel
(2008) Hilary Putnam
Hilary Putnam
(2011) Derek Parfit (2014) Ruth Millikan (2017)


Elias M. Stein
Elias M. Stein
(1993) Andrew Wiles
Andrew Wiles
(1995) Mikio Sato (1997) Yuri I. Manin
Yuri I. Manin
(1999) Elliott H. Lieb
Elliott H. Lieb
(2001) Richard P. Stanley
Richard P. Stanley
(2003) Luis Caffarelli (2005) Endre Szemerédi
Endre Szemerédi
(2008) Michael Aschbacher (2011) Yitang Zhang
Yitang Zhang
(2014) Richard Schoen
Richard Schoen

Musical arts

Ingvar Lidholm
Ingvar Lidholm
(1993) György Ligeti
György Ligeti
(1995) Jorma Panula
Jorma Panula
(1997) Kronos Quartet
Kronos Quartet
(1999) Kaija Saariaho
Kaija Saariaho
(2001) Anne Sofie von Otter
Anne Sofie von Otter
(2003) Mauricio Kagel
Mauricio Kagel
(2005) Gidon Kremer
Gidon Kremer
(2008) Andrew Manze
Andrew Manze
(2011) Herbert Blomstedt
Herbert Blomstedt
(2014) Wayne Shorter
Wayne Shorter

Visual arts

Rafael Moneo
Rafael Moneo
(1993) Claes Oldenburg
Claes Oldenburg
(1995) Torsten Andersson (1997) Herzog & de Meuron (1999) Giuseppe Penone
Giuseppe Penone
(2001) Susan Rothenberg (2003) SANAA
/ Kazuyo Sejima
Kazuyo Sejima
+ Ryue Nishizawa (2005) Mona Hatoum (2008) Marlene Dumas
Marlene Dumas
(2011) Anne Lacaton / Jean-Philippe Vassal (2014) Doris Salcedo
Doris Salcedo

Authority control

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