Torodd Wigum - dirigent

As a talented and versatile Norwegian conductor, Torodd Wigum belongs to the leading conductors in his region, with a wide range of classical and romantic repertoire as well as film and gamemusic projects.

Since 2010 till 2016 Wigum was appointed 'Conductor in Residence' at Trondheim Symphony Orchestra and from 2017 he is Artistic Director of the Norwegian National Youth Symphony Orchestra. Wigum attended several Master-classes with the legendary Finnish conductor and Professor Jorma Panula, and he has also assisted Maestro Neeme Järvi both in Bergen (Norway) and Tallinn (Estonia). From January 2007 to August 2009 Torodd Wigum was assistant conductor with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and Music Director Andrew Litton. During the years of 2009-2015 Wigum was Artistic Director of the Trondheim Sinfonietta. In 2010/2011 he was House Conductor with the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra.

During the last years, Wigum has guest-conducted orchestras like Gothenburg Symphoniker, The Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Copenhagen Philharmonic, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra and the MDR Sinfonieorchester, Leipzig.

Recent and forthcoming engagements include Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra and The Kristiansund Opera in Norway, as well as Nordic Chamber Orchestra (Sweden), Bremer Philharmoniker (Germany), Orchestre de Berlin, Szczecin Philharmonic Orchestra (Poland) and Surgut Philharmonic Orchestra (Russia).

Wigum has conducted many concerts with film- and gamemusic-concerts both in Norway and Sweden. And in May 2021 he will conduct an all James Horner-program with the Szczecin Philharmonic Orchestra in Poland. This concert is made possible in close collaboration with the James Horner Film Music Association and Horner's widow, Sara Horner.

Torodd Wigum studied the viola at Trøndelag Musikkonservatorium and the Norwegian Academy of music. Still a student he was appointed as principal viola in the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, a position he held for six years. At the same time he was the solo viola in the Trondheim Soloists, a chamber orchestra who has toured with a.o. Anne-Sophie Mutter, Jurij Basjmet and Leif Ove Andsnes.

Foto: Trine Melhuus


14.08.2021 15:00 Ung symfoni Sofienberg Kirke Kjøp billetter