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 February 4, 1964 in Sarpsborg, into a musical family, and grew up playing in the local wind bands. He studied clarinet with Richard Kjelstrup at The Norwegian Academy of Music, and later orchestra conducting with Karsten Andersen, as well as with Jorma Panula at the Sibelius Academy. He graduated as conductor from the Norwegian Academy of Music in 1991.


Contemporary music

Opera and ballet

Orchestral music





1991 - 2003: chief conductor of the Bit20 ensemble and Opera Vest (now Bergen National Opera - BNO)

1999 - 2005: chief conductor of the Värmland Opera and the Värmland Sinfonietta

2003 - 2008: permanent guest conductor for the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra with responsibility for Norwegian and Nordic repertoire

2003 - 2006: 1st guest conductor for Det Norske Blåseenseble

2008 - 2014: chief conductor of the Royal Norwegian Marines Music Corps

2015 - 2020: chief conductor of the Norwegian Navy Music Corps

2009 - 2010: Norwegian profile conductor in the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (KORK), and has had regular engagements in KORK since 1993

From 1994 - dd: Engagements as guest conductor at all the Norwegian symphony orchestras, the Norwegian Opera and Ballet, leading Nordic symphony orchestras such as Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, and 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