New video: How to teach great conductors

New video: How to teach great conductors


norman lebrecht

November 16, 2014

Jorma Panula is widely considered the most successful teacher of budding conductors.

He’s 84 and every year he gives a Nordic Masterclass for conductors with the South Denmark Philharmonic.

Here’s a short doc on this week’s course.



  • Robert Fitzpatrick says:

    I think it’s the glass of white wine always within reach…Panula is certainly a positive force in the world of teaching young conductors. Bravo Maestro.

  • itsjtime says:

    Well said Bob. Did you ever invite him to the Curtis Institute in any capacity? Would he not have been a step up from the Mueller Dynasty? Mueller prepped a few fine conductors and trained the orchestra quite well. But he was the sort of tyrant that is completely unacceptable by the modern society. It’s seems that Panula was fantastic and compassionate.

  • itsjtime says:

    one last thing Bob…Hope you are having a wonderful time in gay Paris.

  • Brian says:

    Interesting to see some women conductors working with him. There was quite a backlash to some comments he made on the topic not long ago.