Rune Bergmann will conduct International Lutosławski Youth Orchestra once again!
An energetic and compelling figure on the podium, Norwegian conductor Rune Bergmann is a dynamic, versatile conductor with an extensive classical, romantic, operatic and contemporary repertoire. Considered among today’s most talented young Scandinavian conductors, his elegant interpretations and reputation as an inspiring and profound musician continue to attract the attention of orchestras throughout the world.
Maestro Bergmann has served as Artistic Director & Chief Conductor of Poland’s Szczecin Philharmonic, and as Music Director of Canada’s Calgary Philharmonic since the 2016/17 and 2017/18 seasons, respectively.
He regularly conducts a wide range of distinguished orchestras and opera houses around the world, including such auspices as the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Münchner Symphoniker, Norwegian National Opera, Mainfranken Theater Würzburg, Philharmonie Südwestfalen, Staatskapelle Halle and the Wrocław Philharmonic, as well as the symphony orchestras of Malmö, Helsingborg, Bergen, Kristiansand, Stavanger, Trondheim, Karlskrona, and Odense, and Lisbon's Orquestra Sinfonica Portuguesa. In North America, he has guested with such orchestras as the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Houston, New Jersey, North Carolina and Toledo Symphony Orchestras, and New Mexico Philharmonic, and the Brevard Music Festival.
A multitalented musician who also plays trumpet, piano, and violin/viola, Rune Bergmann studied choral and orchestral conducting under Anders Eby, Jin Wang and Jorma Panula at Sweden’s Royal College of Music. He graduated with high honors from the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland, where he studied conducting.