Ingar Bergby


Ingar Bergby is one of Norway's leading conductors, with many achievements within classical music, opera, contemporary and crossover music. He has distinguished himself as an artist with the power to shape ideas and with great dedication to his work.

Ingar Heine Bergby was born on 4 February 1964 in Sarpsborg, where his musical family brought him into the corps movement. He is a trained clarinetist with professor Richard Kjelstrup at the Norwegian Academy of Music. Later, Bergby studied orchestra conducting with Professor Karsten Andersen at the same place, and at the Sibelius Academy with Jorma Panula. He took a diploma in orchestra conducting in 1991.



  • 2015 – 2020: chief conductor of the Swedish Navy's Music Corps
  • 2009 – 2010: Norwegian profile conductor KORK, in addition to regular engagements from 1993
  • 2008 – 2014: chief conductor Royal Norwegian Marines Music Corps
  • 2003 – 2006: 1st guest conductor of the Norwegian Wind Ensemble
  • 2003 – 2008: permanent guest conductor Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, responsible for Norwegian and Nordic repertoire
  • 1999 – 2005: chief conductor Värmland Opera and Värmland Sinfonietta
  • 1991 – 2003: chief conductor BIT 20 and Opera Vest (now Bergen National Opera – BNO)
  • 1991 – 1992: chief conductor of the Northern Norway Army Band
  • 1994 – dd: Engagements as guest conductor at all the Norwegian symphony orchestras, the Norwegian Opera and Ballet, Nordic symphony orchestras such as the Malmö Symphony Orchestra, the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, and in orchestras in Iceland, Germany and the Czech Republic.


    • 2010 - Named Performer of the Year by the Norwegian Composers' Association
    • 2010 - The KORK award in the category established artist / conductor of the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation
    • 2006 - Spellemann Prize for Grex Vocalis and KORK with conductor Ingar Bergby
    • 1998 - Østfold Energy Culture Prize
    • 1993 - Coop Kulturpris
    • 1993 - Named Performer of the Year together with BIT20 by the Norwegian Composers' Association

Contemporary music

Opera and ballet

Orchestral music