Arvid Engegård

Chamber Recital Saturday 8th October


Born in Bodø, North Norway, Arvid Engegård is one of Norway’s most prominent young conductors and is the first violinist of the Engegård Quartet.

Following studies at Trondheim Conservatory and Eastman School of Music, Arvid moved to Salzburg to study with Sándor Végh. A year after his arrival, Arvid was invited by Végh to lead Camerata Academica, a position he kept for eight years. Highlights from this period include recording the complete Divertimentos by Mozart (including several violin solos most notably the Haffner Serenade) and the complete Piano Concertos by Mozart with András Schiff.

Arvid was the first violinist in the Orlando Quartet for several years, and has performed regularly in Europes most prestigious chamber music festivals including Lockenhaus, the Salzburg Festival, Musiktage Mondsee and Mozartwoche.

Engegård has developed a considerable career as a conductor. Orchestras he has worked with include the BBC Concert Orchestra, Ljubliana Philharmonic, Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, the Swedish Radio Orchestra, Winterthur Symphony Orchestra and all the Norwegian orchestras including the Oslo Philharmonic. Arvid Engegård will be the featured Norwegian conductor for the Norwegian Radio Orchestra 2011-2012.

Together with Knut Kirkesæther, Arvid founded Lofoten International Chamber Music Festival in 2004, and is its Artistic Director.