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. http://www.crescendiartists.com/Artist/ArtistList/2

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

2020

March 18th, 19thand 20th: Copenhagen Phil
Musik På Tværs

2019

March 28thand 29th: Det Norske Blåseensemble
“Grieg – Mozart – Gounod”
http://dnbe.no/konserter/grieg-mozart-gunoud

January 28thand 29th: Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
Soloists: Mari Haugen Smistad og Henning Sommerro
https://www.tso.no/program/voi-voi-festival-1

2018

December 7th 8thand 9th: Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker
https://www.noso.no/en/concerts/christmas-ballet

November 7th 8thand 9th: Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
Soloists: Eldbjørg og Ragnhild Hemsing, Einar Olav og Gjermund Larsen – violins
http://tso.no/program/symfonisk-folkemusikk

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

2017

December 8th, 9th and 10th: Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra
Prokofiev: Cinderella
http://www.noso.no/konserter/førjulsballett

September 19th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 26th: The Norwegian National Opera
Mozart: Magic Flute
http://operaen.no/Forestillinger/tryllefloyten2/

February 11th: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf
https://ofo.no/no/konserter/2017-02-11/familiedag-14-30

February/March: assistant conductor, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
Verdi: Otello
http://www.tso.no/program/otello

January 31st: Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
«Trygghet i symfoni», music by Gershwin, Bernstein, Mozart
http://www.tso.no/program/trygghet-i-symfoni-2

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

2016

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
http://www.oslocamerata.no/konserter/tidligere-konserter/

October 20th: Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra
Opera: Rimsky-Korsakov: Mozart and Salieri
http://www.noso.no/program/mozart-salieri-1

September 17th: Oslo Camerata, Ultima festival
World Premiere of Rolf Wallin: Violinconcerto Under City Skin, soloist Peter Herresthal
http://www.ultima.no/events/oslo-camerata-og-det-norske-solistkor

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
http://www.noso.no/program/im-wunderschönen-monat-mai

February 18th : Arctic Philharmonic Sinfonietta, Saariaho & Wagner, soloist Peter Herresthal
http://www.noso.no/program/saarihao-wagner

January 5th and 8th: The Norwegian National Opera, Mozart: Magic Flute
http://operaen.no/Forestillinger/tryllefloyten-host15/

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