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Sakari Oramo (2014)

Sakari Markus Oramo OBE is a Finnish conductor. Oramo was born in Helsinki, and started his career as a violinist and concertmaster of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. In 1989, he enrolled in Jorma Panula's conducting class at the Sibelius Academy. In 1993, just one year after completing the course, he stood in for a sick conductor with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. This success led to his appointment as Co-Principal Conductor. Oramo has also worked with Finland's Avanti! ensemble. From 2003 to 2012, Oramo was sole Principal Conductor of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Oramo became principal guest conductor of the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra in 1995, and one of its principal conductors in 2009. In 2013, he is scheduled to become the orchestra's artistic director. In September 1996, Oramo was named Principal Conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, having conducted the CBSO in two concerts prior to that appointment. He then assumed the post as Music Director and Artistic Advisor in 1998. His work in Birmingham included the Floof! festival of contemporary music.

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About the Sakari Oramo Interview

Hello I'm hosting this chat at the end of a day's rehearsal for the Last Night of the Proms concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London this Saturday 13 September. Ask me your questions and I'll join the chat from 6pm BST (1pm EST). Details of the Last Night of the Proms concert are here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/proms/whats-on/2014/september-13/15146


Thank you for all your questions - the chat is now over! Get more on the Proms at http://bbc.co.uk/proms

Sakari Oramo Sep 11, 2014