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The conductor Osmo Vänskä (* 28. Februrary 1953 Sääminki , Finland) started his musical career as principal clarinettist of the Helsinki Philharmonic. After studying conducting at the Sibelius Academy, he won the 1982 Besançon Young Conductor's Competition . In 1996 he was appointed to be chief conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra , and in 2003 chief conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra.
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