Osmo Vänskä

(b. 1953)

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(b Sääminki, Finland, 1953).

Finn. conductor and clarinettist. Prin. cl. Turku PO 1971–6, co‐prin. cl. Helsinki PO 1977–82. Studied cond. with Jorma Panula at Sibelius Acad. 1st prize Besançon int. cond. comp. 1982. Chief cond. Lahti SO from 1988. Cond. Iceland SO 1993–6. Chief cond. BBC Scottish SO 1995–2002. Boston SO début 2002, NYPO 2003, Berlin PO 2004. Mus. dir. Minnesota Orch. from 2003.

Subjects: Music.

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