Appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra (effective from the 21/22 season), Norwegian conductor Tabita Berglund was the 2018 – 20 star of the Talent Norway programme and is a past recipient of the Gstaad Conducting Academy’s Neeme Järvi Prize (2018). Engagements in 2019/20 included five concerts with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, four concerts with the Hallé Orchestra, a full-length production of The Nutcracker with the Arctic Philharmonic, and a return to the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra. The latter two appearances were as part of Dirigentløftet/Opptakt, a launch programme that nurtures young conducting talent in Norway and under which Berglund first performed with the Orchestra of the Norwegian National Opera together with pianist Leif Ove Andsnes in 2019.
Tabita talks about her conducting studies, the next step after studies Dirigentløftet/Opptakt, agents, competitions, conducting orchestras from different countries, jumping in at short notice, and more.
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