|BJARTE ENGESET - CONDUCTOR||
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conductor Bjarte Engeset gained his
Diploma, (with the highest possible score), at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki
in 1989, where he studied with professor Jorma Panula. In 1991 he was chosen as
a member of the Tanglewood Music Center Seminar of conductors where the teachers
included Seiji Ozawa, Gustav Meier, Simon Rattle, Marek Janowski and others.
Engeset has been Music Director of Tromsø Symphony Orchestra,The Norwegian Wind
Ensemble, artistic director of Northern Norway´s Northern Lights Festival, the
Opera Nord and permanent guest conductor of Flemish Radio Orchestra. Since
2007 Engeset is Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of Sweden’s
DalaSinfonietta. Engeset has considerably contributed to the outstanding
high level of the orchestra.
has been in demand to perform concerts,tours and CD recordings with
leading orchestras like Baltimore Symphony,Bergen Philharmonic,Bournemouth
Symphony,Czech Philharmonic,Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra,Malmø
Symphony,National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia,NDR Philharmonic
Orchestra,Washington NGA Symphony Orchestra,Oslo Philharmonic,Royal Philharmonic
Orchestra,Royal Scottish National Orchestra,St. Petersburg Philharmonic,South
Jutland Philharmonic,Sofia Philharmonic and Zagreb Philharmonic to great public
and critical acclaim.
Bjarte Engeset & The National Gallery of Art Orchestra offered a rousing conclusion to the 'Norway Comes To Washington' Festival: Washington Post Jan 11, 2011: Norwegian cultural festival culiminates at National Gallery
and DalaSinfonietta were critical acclaimed
orchestra-of residence artists at Bergen International Festival 2011
in concerts featuring soloists Ida Haendel,Henning Kraggerud,Oleg Kogan,Truls Mørk,Arve
Tellefsen,Vilde Frang and Lars Anders Tomter.
extensive discography of more than 30 CD releases contains a number of highly
acclaimed best-selling albums, including
- Johan Svendsen:Symphonies with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. (Naxos)
- Geirr Tveitt:Orchestra Suites"100 Hardingtonar" and Piano Concertos (soloist Håvard Gimse) with Royal Scottish National Orchestra (Naxos). ("Editor´s Choice’s" in Gramophone and highest scores in BBC Music Magazine).
- "Norwegian Orchestra Favourites” with Iceland Symphony Orchestra.(Naxos)
- Works by Klengel with NDR Philharmonic Orchestra(CPU)
- CD-Recordings of Flemish music with Flemish Radio Symphony Orchestra(Klara)
- CD with "Madredeus" and Flemish Radio Symphony Orchestra (EMI)
- Sibelius & Sinding:Violin Concertos w/ Henning Kraggerud & Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. (Naxos)
- Grieg: Comprehensive recording of Grieg´s orchestral music w / RSNO and Malmø SO (Naxos).
- Ludvig Irgens-Jensen: Orchestra Music (10/10 Review Classicstoday.com)
- Director - Vardesvingen 92F, N-5141 Bergen - Fyllingsdalen, Norway