Hannu Norjanen has degrees in organ, choral conducting and orchestral conducting. His professors in conducting classes included Jorma Panula, Eri Klas, Leif Segerstam and Atso Almila. Norjanen had a scholarship in the academic year 1990–91 to study choral conducting in Stockholm at the Royal Music Academy under Eric Ericson. In October 2015 he completed his doctoral degree at the University of the Arts Helsinki’s Sibelius Academy. Norjanen has conducted many Finnish professional orchestras as well as participated in opera performances. He worked as the Artistic Director of the Lappeenranta City Orchestra in 1998–2001 and the Vaasa City Orchestra in 1999–2006. Since 1998 Norjanen has been the Artistic Director of the Tapiola Chamber Choir. He also teaches conducting at the Sibelius Academy. In January 2005 Hannu Norjanen became the Artistic Director of the Cantores Minores Choir.
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