BALDUR BRÖNNIMANN, conductor, was born in Switzerland and trained at the City of Basel Music Academy and at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, where he was subsequently appointed Visiting Tutor in Conducting.
He has earned a reputation as a conductor of great flexibility with a broad-minded approach to music-making and a particular affinity for the most complex contemporary scores. In 2008 Brönnimann made his English National Opera debut with a new production of Olga Neuwirth’s Lost Highway, which led to his conducting the new production of Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre in 2009/10 and John Adams’s Death of Klinghoffer in spring 2012. Brönnimann’s debut at the Bergen International Festival 2008, conducting Saariaho’s L’Amour de Loin, led to a close relationship with the musical life in Bergen, which ultimately resulted in his appointment in 2011 as Artistic Director of contemporary music group, BIT20 Ensemble, and an ongoing relationship with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Brönnimann is also Music Director of the National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia in Bogotá, and has conducted a number of highly regarded orchestras across the globe.
The festival receives government grants from:Arts Council Norway, City of Bergen and Hordaland county.
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