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 trained as a clarinettist with Professor Richard Kjelstrup at the Norwegian Academy of Music. Bergby continued to study orchestral conducting with Professor Karsten Andersen at the same place and at the Sibelius Academy with Jorma Panula. He received a diploma in orchestral conducting in the early nineties.



  • 2015 – 2020: chief conductor of the Norwegian Navy's Band in Bergen
  • 2009 – 2010: Norwegian profile conductor for the Norwegian Radio Orchestra, in addition to regular engagements from 1993
  • 2008 – 2014: chief conductor Royal Norwegian Marine Band
  • 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 Radio Orchestra
    • 2006 - Spellemann Prize for Grex Vocalis and the Norwegian Radio Orchestra with conductor Ingar Bergby
    • 1998 - Østfold Energy Culture Prize
    • 1993 - Coop Culture Prize
    • 1993 - Named Performer of the Year together with BIT20 by the Norwegian Composers' Association

Contemporary music

Opera and ballet

The orchestra conductor