The Norwegian Chamber Orchestra was formed in 1977 and has established itself as one of the foremost chamber orchestras on the international classical music scene.
The Norwegian Chamber Orchestra was formed in 1977 and has established itself as one of the foremost chamber orchestras on the international classical music scene. The orchestra’s international tours to Europe, Asia and the USA have received outstanding reviews. With nearly 40 recordings to date, the NCO has recorded comprehensive chamber orchestra repertoire with distinguished soloists, including Leif Ove Andsnes, Terje Tønnesen, Iona Brown, Lars Anders Tomter and Tine Thing Helseth. The orchestra has always been dedicated to presenting contemporary music as part of its concert repertoire. In this endeavor, the NCO continually commissions and premieres new works from composers around the world. The artistic directors and guest leaders throughout its history have been Iona Brown, Leif Ove Andsnes and Isabelle van Keulen together with current artistic director Terje Tønnesen who has held this role since the orchestra’s formation in 1977. Since 2011, the NCO has been in close collaboration with Risør Chamber Music Festival and is now orchestra-in-residence at the festival.
The festival receives government grants from:Arts Council Norway, City of Bergen and Hordaland county.
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