Øyvind Bjorå held from 2014 to 2016 the postion of Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of one of the ensembles of the Arctic Philharmonic  – the  Sinfonietta in Bodø. He conducted an extensive repertoire with this flexible ensemble, ranging from new music with the sinfonietta to opera and ballet performances with the symphony orchestra. In May 2015 and October 2016 he conducted a highly successful production of the opera “Mozart and Salieri” by Rimsky-Korsakov.

After he finished conducting studies at the Norwegian Academy of Music with professor Ole Kristian Ruud, he has had a rising career as a conductor. He has conducted Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, the symphony orchestras in Trondheim, Stavanger and Kristiansand, the Arctic Philharmonic, the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra and the Military Bands in Oslo and Trondheim.

In December 2015 Bjorå made his debut at the Norwegian National Opera, conducting three performances of Mozart’s Magic Flute, and in September 2017 he was asked to conduct five performances of this opera.

Crescendi Artists management collaborates with Øyvind Bjorå. https://www.crescendiartists.com/portfolio/oeyvind-bjoraa/

Bjorå is a well-known Concertmaster (see Violinist).  After a concert in Carnegie Hall where he led Bartok’s Divertimento for strings with Risør Festival Strings, the New York Times wrote: “…I cannot recall a more persuasive account, conducted or otherwise.”

Conductor Calender


December 13th-15th: Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra
Prokofiev: Cinderella

October 25th: Gran Canaria Philharmonic
“Children’s concerts”

June 19th: Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
«Classic Night»

January/February: The Opera in Kristiansund
Edvard Fliflet Bræin: Den Stundesløse, opera in three acts


October 21st – 22nd: Marinemusikken
Midgard-competition concert

September 9th: Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
Soloist: Sandra Lied Haga
Tchaikovsky: Rococco Variations
Beethoven: Symphony no. 5

May 8th – 15th: Jönköping Sinfonietta
Stravinsky: Firebird

February 16th – 18th: Stavanger Symphony Orchestra


December 15th – 16th: Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
Christmas Concerts

November 25th – 26th: Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker

October 5th-8th: Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
«Tottori» Film concerts

June 2nd: Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
«Den norske sangskatten»
Nidarosdomens Jentekor

April 29th: The Opera in Kristiansund, sinfonietta
Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde
Soloists: Astrid Nordstad and David Danholt

January 7th– 10th: Marinemusikken (Cancelled, Covid-19)
New Years Concerts


December 10th-12th: Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra
Adam: Giselle

October 19th-21st: Trondheim Symphony Orchestra “The Magic 7. Symphony”
Beethoven: Symphony no. 7

September 24th: Barratt-Due Symphony Orchestra
Bartok: Divertimento
Stravinsky: Symphonies for winds
Prokofiev: Symphony no. 1, “Classical”

September 16th-19th: Opera in Kristiansund, sinfonietta
Festspel i Geiranger

September 1st-3rd: Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
recording session, film music

July 23rd: Gran Canaria Philharmonic (Cancelled, Covid-19)
Soloist: Reinhold Friedrich, trumpet
Bach: Brandenburg concerto no. 2
Grieg: Holberg Suite
Mendelssohn: Symphony no. 4, “Italian”

May 8th-12th: Copenhagen Phil
“Klassisk fra start”
Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Sigurd Barrett: “Verdens beste instrument”


April 23rd-25th: Opera in Kristiansund, sinfonietta (Cancelled, Covid-19)

February 18thand 19th: Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
Beethoven: Symphony no. 7


December 9thand 10th: Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
Christmas Concerts

December 3rdand 4th: Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra (Cancelled, Covid-19)
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker

November 7th: Opera in Kristiansund, sinfonietta

July 17th: Gran Canaria Philharmonic (Cancelled, Covid-19)
Soloist: Thierry Caens, trumpet
Grieg: Holberg Suite
Arrangements of film music, for trumpet and orchestra
Mendelssohn: Symphony no. 4, “Italian”

March 18th, 19thand 20th: Copenhagen Phil (Cancelled, Covid-19)
“Musik På Tværs”
Mussorgsky, Stravinsky, Beethoven, Prokofiev

January 24th: Szczecin Philharmonic Orchestra
“Viva Mozart”
Mozart: Divertimento in F-major
Mozart: Flute and Clarinet concerto
Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Mozart: Symphony no. 29

January 6th, 7th, 9thand 10th: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
New Years Concerts


December 11thand 12th: Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
Christmas Concerts

December 6th,7thand 8th: Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra
Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty

September 25th: Trondheim Sinfonietta
Thoresen: Løp, lokk og linjar

September 13th: Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
Kulturnatt: Speed date med TSO

March 28thand 29th: Det Norske Blåseensemble
“Grieg – Mozart – Gounod”

January 28thand 29th: Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
Soloists: Mari Haugen Smistad og Henning Sommerro


December 7th 8thand 9th: Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker

November 7th 8thand 9th: Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
Soloists: Eldbjørg og Ragnhild Hemsing, Einar Olav og Gjermund Larsen – violins

September 14th: Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
Kulturnatt: Speed date med TSO

June 4thand 5th: Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
Recording, soundtrack ”Skjelvet”, composer: Magnus Beite


December 8th, 9th and 10th: Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra
Prokofiev: Cinderella

September 19th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 26th: The Norwegian National Opera
Mozart: Magic Flute

February 11th: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf

February/March: assistant conductor, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
Verdi: Otello

January 31st: Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
«Trygghet i symfoni», music by Gershwin, Bernstein, Mozart

January 23rd-27th: Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf
Patterson: Little Red Riding Hood


December 19th-22nd: Arctic Philharmonic Chamber orchestra, BIS recording
Rolf Wallin: Violinconcerto Under City Skin, soloist Peter Herresthal

December 8th-12th: Arctic Philharmonic Sinfonietta, BIS recording
Eivind Buene: Miniatures for ensemble

November 16th: Oslo Camerata
Rolf Wallin: Violinconcerto Under City Skin, soloist Peter Herresthal

October 20th: Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra
Opera: Rimsky-Korsakov: Mozart and Salieri

September 17th: Oslo Camerata, Ultima festival
World Premiere of Rolf Wallin: Violinconcerto Under City Skin, soloist Peter Herresthal

March 29th – April 1st: Arctic Philharmonic Sinfonietta, Recording, Wallin and Buene

March 9th and 10th: Arctic Philharmonic Sinfonietta, «Im wunderschönen Monat Mai», soloist Tora Augestad

February 18th : Arctic Philharmonic Sinfonietta, Saariaho & Wagner, soloist Peter Herresthal

January 5th and 8th: The Norwegian National Opera, Mozart: Magic Flute

FALL 2015

September 23rd-24th: Arctic Philharmonic Sinfonietta
Løp, lokk og linjar, Lasse Thoresen

October 15th: Arctic Philharmonic Sinfonietta
Britisk aften (Britten, Elgar, Adés)

December 10th, January 5th and 8th
The Norwegian National Opera: Mozart The Magic Flute

December 4th-17th
Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra
Ballet: Delibes Coppélia