Osmo Vänskä

Conductor. Born 28 February 1953
Osmo Vänskä
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1953-02-28
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Osmo Vänskä

Osmo Vänskä Biography (Wikipedia)

Osmo Antero Vänskä (born 28 February 1953) is a Finnish conductor, clarinetist and composer.

He started his musical career as an orchestral clarinetist with the Turku Philharmonic (1971–76). He then became the principal clarinet of the Helsinki Philharmonic from 1977 to 1982. During this time, he started to study conducting with Jorma Panula at the Sibelius Academy, where his classmates included Esa-Pekka Salonen and Jukka-Pekka Saraste. In 1982, he won the International Besançon Competition for Young Conductors.

Vänskä became principal guest conductor of the Lahti Symphony Orchestra in 1985, and chief conductor in 1988. He concluded his tenure with the Lahti Symphony Orchestra in 2008 and is now the orchestra's Conductor Laureate. His complete set of Sibelius symphonies with the Lahti Symphony Orchestra, also on the BIS label, has garnered widespread acclaim. He has recorded extensively with the Lahti orchestra for the BIS label, including music by Kalevi Aho, Einojuhani Rautavaara, Bernhard Crusell, Uuno Klami, Tauno Marttinen, Robert Kajanus, Sofia Gubaidulina, Joonas Kokkonen, Jan Sandström, Jean Sibelius, and Fredrik Pacius.

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Jean Sibelius
Spring Song, Op 16
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Spring Song, Op 16
Jean Sibelius
Finlandia
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Finlandia
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor (3rd mvt)
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Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor (3rd mvt)
Bongani Ndodana-Breen, Goitsemang Oniccah Lehobye, Minnesota Orchestra & Osmo Vänskä
Harmonia Ubuntu
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Harmonia Ubuntu

Harmonia Ubuntu

Composer
Bongani Ndodana-Breen
Singer
Goitsemang Oniccah Lehobye
Conductor
Jean Sibelius
Symphony No.5 in E flat major, Op.82
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Symphony No.5 in E flat major, Op.82
Jean Sibelius
Belshazzar's Feast - suite, Op.51
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Belshazzar's Feast - suite, Op.51
Edvard Grieg
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.16
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Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.16
Arnold Bax
Tintagel
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Tintagel
Jón Leifs
Icelandic Folk Dances Op.11: No.3 & No.4
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Icelandic Folk Dances Op.11: No.3 & No.4
Jean Sibelius
Karelia Suite (Intermezzo)
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Karelia Suite (Intermezzo)
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No 6 in F major, Op 68, 'Pastoral' (1st mvt)
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Symphony No 6 in F major, Op 68, 'Pastoral' (1st mvt)
Jean Sibelius
Valse chevaleresque, Op 96 No 3
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Valse chevaleresque, Op 96 No 3
Thea Musgrave
Turbulent Landscapes
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Turbulent Landscapes
Jean Sibelius
Karelia Suite
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Karelia Suite
Leonard Bernstein
On the Waterfront suite
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On the Waterfront suite
Samuel Barber
Violin Concerto Op 14
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Violin Concerto Op 14
Aaron Copland
Billy the Kid suite
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Billy the Kid suite
Thea Musgrave
Songs for a Winter Evening
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Songs for a Winter Evening
Jean Sibelius
Scherzo for Strings
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Scherzo for Strings
Gustav Mahler
Symphony No 2 in C Minor "Resurrection" (3rd mvt)
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Symphony No 2 in C Minor "Resurrection" (3rd mvt)
Gustav Mahler
Symphony No.2 in C minor 'Resurrection': II. Andante
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Symphony No.2 in C minor 'Resurrection': II. Andante
Erkki Melartin
Lohdutus (Consolation)
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Lohdutus (Consolation)
Bernhard Crusell
The Little Slave Girl - concert suite for orchestra (1824)
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The Little Slave Girl - concert suite for orchestra (1824)
Jean Sibelius
Tapiola
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Tapiola
Jón Leifs
Icelandic Folk Dances, Op. 11 - No. 4
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Icelandic Folk Dances, Op. 11 - No. 4
Robert Kajanus
Aino
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Aino

Aino

Conductor
Choir
Helsinki University Male Voice Choir
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Concerto in B flat major (1st mvt)
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Concerto in B flat major (1st mvt)
Jean Sibelius
Overture in A minor
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Overture in A minor
Trad.
Shosholoza
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Shosholoza

Shosholoza

Composer
Music Arranger
Jaako Kuusisto
Choir
Gauteng Choristers
Minnesota Chorale
Conductor
Stompie Mavi
Usilethela uxolo (Nelson Mandela)
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Usilethela uxolo (Nelson Mandela)

Usilethela uxolo (Nelson Mandela)

Music Arranger
Gobingca George Mxadana
Orchestrator
Jaako Kuusisto
Choir
Gauteng Choristers
Minnesota Chorale
Conductor
Michael Mosoeu Moerane, Johan de Cock, Gauteng Choristers, Minnesota Chorale, Minnesota Orchestra & Osmo Vänskä
Ruri
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Ruri

Ruri

Composer
Michael Mosoeu Moerane
Music Arranger
Johan de Cock
Choir
Gauteng Choristers
Minnesota Chorale
Conductor
Mxolisi Matyila, Andile Khumalo, Gauteng Choristers, Minnesota Chorale & Osmo Vänskä
Bawo Thixo Somandla
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Bawo Thixo Somandla

Bawo Thixo Somandla

Composer
Mxolisi Matyila
Music Arranger
Andile Khumalo
Choir
Gauteng Choristers
Minnesota Chorale
Conductor
Traditional Zulu, Andile Khumalo, Rudi van Dijk, Gauteng Choristers, Minnesota Chorale, Minnesota Orchestra & Osmo Vänskä
Akhala Amaqhude Amabili
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Akhala Amaqhude Amabili

Akhala Amaqhude Amabili

Composer
Traditional Zulu
Music Arranger
Andile Khumalo
Orchestrator
Rudi van Dijk
Choir
Gauteng Choristers
Minnesota Chorale
Conductor
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No 9 in D minor: 4th mvmt
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Symphony No 9 in D minor: 4th mvmt

Symphony No 9 in D minor: 4th mvmt

Singer
Goitsemang Oniccah Lehobye
Minette Du Toit-Pearce
Siyabonga Maqungo
Njabulo Madlala
Conductor
Leonard Bernstein
Overture to Candide
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Overture to Candide
Jean Sibelius
En Saga Op 9
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En Saga Op 9
Jaakko Kuusisto
Violin concerto, Op.28
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Violin concerto, Op.28
Kalevi Aho
Minea
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Minea
Jean Sibelius
Finlandia, Op 26
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Finlandia, Op 26
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Piano Concerto No 3 in E flat major, Op 75
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Piano Concerto No 3 in E flat major, Op 75
Jean Sibelius
Finlandia, Op.26
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Finlandia, Op.26
Jean Sibelius
Symphony no. 2 in D major, Op.43
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Symphony no. 2 in D major, Op.43
Jón Leifs
Consolation
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Consolation
Sir James MacMillan
The Confession of Isobel Gowdie
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The Confession of Isobel Gowdie
Einojuhani Rautavaara
Cantus Arcticus (Concerto for birds and orch.) Op.61 (3rd mvt)
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Cantus Arcticus (Concerto for birds and orch.) Op.61 (3rd mvt)
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Upcoming Events

26
Feb
2020
Osmo Vänskä, London Philharmonic Orchestra and Sergej Krylov
Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London, UK
28
Feb
2020
Osmo Vänskä, London Philharmonic Orchestra and Jeremy Denk
Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London, UK

Past BBC Events

Proms 2018: Prom 31: Minnesota Orchestra & Osmo Vänskä
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Royal Albert Hall
2018-08-06T23:00:20
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6
Aug
2018
Proms 2018: Prom 31: Minnesota Orchestra & Osmo Vänskä

Proms 2018: Prom 31: Minnesota Orchestra & Osmo Vänskä

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2015: Prom 43: Sibelius – Symphonies Nos. 5, 6 & 7
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Royal Albert Hall
2015-08-17T23:00:20
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17
Aug
2015
Proms 2015: Prom 43: Sibelius – Symphonies Nos. 5, 6 & 7

Proms 2015: Prom 43: Sibelius – Symphonies Nos. 5, 6 & 7

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2013: Prom 71: Górecki, Vaughan Williams & Tchaikovsky
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Royal Albert Hall
2013-09-04T23:00:20
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4
Sep
2013
Proms 2013: Prom 71: Górecki, Vaughan Williams & Tchaikovsky

Proms 2013: Prom 71: Górecki, Vaughan Williams & Tchaikovsky

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2012: Prom 50: Beethoven, Mozart, Delius & Nielsen
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Royal Albert Hall
2012-08-20T23:00:20
20
Aug
2012

Proms 2012: Prom 50: Beethoven, Mozart, Delius & Nielsen

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2010: Prom 57
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Royal Albert Hall
2010-08-28T23:00:20
28
Aug
2010

Proms 2010: Prom 57

Royal Albert Hall

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