Eivind Gullberg Jensen
Newly announced as Chief Conductor of the Noord Nederlands Orkest (starting in the 2022–23 season) and Artistic and General Director of Bergen National Opera since 2021, Eivind Gullberg Jensen is equally comfortable on the concert platform as on the opera house stage.
An experienced conductor with an extensive repertoire range, he is recognised for his knowledgeable and insightful interpretations. Following a majority vote by the orchestra musicians, his new role in The Netherlands runs for an initial period of three years.
During the 2021–22 season, Jensen debuts in North America with Orchestre symphonique de Québec and Utah Symphony Orchestra, and in Europe with Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife and Wermland Operas Orkest. He returns to Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra, Kristiansand Symfoniorkester, Filharmonia Poznańska, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo, and twice visits Noord Nederlands Orkest, including a performance at the historic Het Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
Over recent seasons he has worked with internationally renowned soloists such as Leif Ove Andsnes, Truls Mørk, Alice Sara Ott, Javier Perianes, Hélène Grimaud, Gautier Capuçon, Sol Gabetta, Alban Gerhardt, Hilary Hahn, Gabriela Montero, Emmanuel Pahud, Yefim Bronfman, Alexander Toradze, Vadim Repin, Viktoria Mullova, Renaud Capuçon, Frank Peter Zimmermann, Mari Eriksmoen, Charlotte Hellekant, Albert Dohmen, and Guy Braunstein.
Eivind Gullberg Jensen studied conducting in Stockholm with Jorma Panula, and in Vienna with Leopold Hager. Previously, he studied violin and musical theory in Trondheim, Norway.
Steven Osborne is one of Britain’s most treasured musicians. His insightful and idiomatic interpretations of diverse repertoire show an immense musical depth. His numerous awards include The Royal Philharmonic Society Instrumentalist of the Year (2013) and two Gramophone Awards. His residences at London’s Wigmore Hall, Antwerp’s de Singel, the Bath International Music Festival, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and, this season, at the Royal Scottish National Orchestra are a testament to the respect he commands.
Alongside concertos by Mozart and Beethoven with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra where he is Artist in Residence, Steven opens the season for the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi with Claus Peter Flor and performs with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Antwerp Symphony and Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestras. The current season also features a recital tour of French piano duet repertoire with friend and colleague Paul Lewis with performances across Europe and North America.
Concerto performances take Steven Osborne to major orchestras all over the world including recent visits to the Deutsches Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Radio Symphonieorchester Wien, Oslo Philharmonic, Danish National Radio, London Symphony, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony, Australian Chamber Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony, Aspen Music Festival, and Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center with repertoire ranging from Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Ravel, Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich, and Messiaen through to Tippett, Britten, and Julian Anderson who dedicated his 2017 Piano Concerto to Osborne.
Born in Scotland, he studied with Richard Beauchamp at St. Mary’s Music School in Edinburgh and Renna Kellaway at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. He is Visiting Professor at the Royal Academy of Music, Patron of the Lammermuir Festival and in 2014 was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.