Conductor Jurjen Hempel appointed as the Artistic Director of Joensuu City Orchestra
Three year period starts in August 2013
Joensuu City Orchestra has appointed conductor Jurjen Hempel as their new artistic director for next three years starting in August 2013.
Dutch Jurjen Hempel came third in the first International Jean Sibelius Conducting Competition in 1995.
In Finland Hempel has conducted the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Tapiola Sinfonietta. In recent years, Hempel has also lead the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Lige, Orquestra Nacional do Porto and the Iceland Symphony Orchestra.
He is also a regular guest with BBC Symphony as well as BBC Scottish. In 2005, Hempel was appointed as the first music director of the 25-year-old Geneva based ensemble Contrechamps.