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Juha Kangas


Juha Kangas is really a violinist and conductor most widely known for his exceptional use the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, which he has generated into an ensemble of international popularity. He comes from the city of Kaustinen, section of Ostrobothnia, for the east seaside area of Finland; it edges for the Gulf of Bothnia between Finland and Sweden. It includes a solid folk music custom, and Kangas’ family members was musicians within this vein. He was presented with a violin when he was a youngster, and by enough time he was 13 got decided on a profession being a violinist. He and his brothers Olli and Timo all performed as young people. Kangas signed up for the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, where his primary teacher and motivation was Onni Suhonen, the fantastic violin teacher from the Academy. Suhonen got a strong history in Finnish folklore and trained a legendary course in chamber music. His teaching of interpretation and his insistence on alert, musical accuracy in playing also ended up being a great program for potential conductors. In 1966, Kangas became a member of the Helsinki Philharmonic being a violist, a perfect position that to see the orchestral repertory from the within. But he give up that work when he was provided a chance to turn into a violin teacher on the Ostrobothnian Conservatory in Kokkola. That city of 36,000 was situated in his house region, just 50 kilometers from his hometown and 420 kilometers through the Arctic Group. After signing up for the faculty in 1971, he shaped in 1972 a string orchestra from ten- and eleven-year-old players within the Conservatory. He called it the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra (Keski-Pohjanmaan Kamariorkesteri). Relatively unexpectedly, the orchestra account remained unchanged as its players grew in age group, schooling, and musicianship. In a couple of years it was an extremely accomplished pupil orchestra, a semi-professional orchestra, and lastly, in 1989, a completely professional chamber orchestra. Kangas became mentioned for his championing of Nordic music, for his exceptional orchestra-building, as well as for his aversion to visitor conducting. He hardly ever booked a visitor conductor for the Ostrobothnian group, and hardly ever approved offers to seem elsewhere. Furthermore to permitting him to start to see the constant development of the ensemble, this also decreased expenditures for the orchestra. Because the orchestra became completely professional, Kangas offers had the opportunity to unwind that standard just a little. Cultivating a pastime in Estonian music, he started to perform using the Tallinn (Estonia) Chamber Orchestra in 1993. He approved a one-year placement as artistic movie director of this orchestra in 1994, and a posture as visitor conductor, including five one-week stints. In ’09 2009, he proceeded to go into partial pension. He spent the very first decade from the 2000s recording attempts suchs as Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suites (2002) for Apex and Rautavaara’s 12 Concertos (2009) for Ondine.

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Full Name Juha Kangas
Profession Musician
Music Groups Kankaan Pelimannit
Albums Silent Moods, Taivaanvalot, Flute Concertos / Rondo / Andante, The Heino Eller School, Fiddler's Spring, Complete Works for Flute and Orchestra, Works for Piano and String Orchestra, Concertos, Lighthouse, Nordgren: Transient Moods, Suite on Finnish Themes / Chamber Symphonies, Epifania, Folk into Classic, Peteris Vasks: Vox Amoris - Works For Violin And String Orchestra, Symphonies 2 & 4, Baltic Works for String Orchestra, Volume 2: Cantabile, Rock Score for 19 Strings / Cello Concerto no. 1 / Transe-Choral for 15 Strings, Complete Works for String Orchestra, From the Music Collection of Anders Chydenius

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