Øyvind Bjorå was principal conductor and artistic director of the Arctic Sinfonietta, one of the ensembles of the Arctic Philharmonic, from 2014 to 2016. Since completing studies at the Norwegian Academy of Music under Ole Kristian Ruud in 2011, he has enjoyed a rising career as a conductor. He has conducted the symphony orchestras in Trondheim, Stavanger and Kristiansand, the Arctic Philharmonic, the Oslo Philharmonic, the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra and the Military Bands in Oslo and Trondheim. In December 2015 he made his début at the Norwegian National Opera. Øyvind Bjorå is also a versatile violinist. Formerly leader of the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra and Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, he has led the Norwegian National Opera Orchestra since 2005 and has performed as a guest all over Europe.
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