Edward Gardner

Chief Conductor, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

Credit: Benjamin Ealovega


Edward Gardner is Chief Conductor of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, a position he assumed in October 2015 leading their 250th anniversary gala concert. The current season will see him touring the orchestra to cities including Berlin, Munich, London and Amsterdam and continuing his hugely successful relationship with Chandos Records.

Previously, Edward was Music Director of English National Opera for eight years until July 2015 and it was under his direction that ENO presented a series of productions to the hightest critical acclaim . He has an ongoing relationship with the Metropolitan Opera New York and, last season, he made his debut with the Lyric Opera of Chicago and was re-invited to La Scala, Milan.

Edward works regularly with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and in 2011 conducted the Last Night of the Proms, which was televised worldwide. He also works regularly with young musicians including the CBSO and Barbican Youth Orchestras, the National Youth Orchestra and Juilliard School of Music in New York. In 2002 he founded the Hallé Youth Orchestra and in September 2014 was appointed to the new role of ‘Mackerras Chair of Conducting’ at the Royal Academy of Music.


Video & Audio

Performance Schedule

From The Green Room

Online Performances



Bergen Digital Concert Hall

Follow this link to watch Ed lead the Bergen Philharmonic in a performance of Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem live in concert with soloists Camilla Tilling and Florian Boesch.

Follow this link to watch Ed lead the Bergen Philharmonic in a live stream of Schoenberg’s Gurrelieder recorded from concert in Grieghallen, Bergen on Friday 11 December 2015.

Follow this link to watch Ed walking through the streets of Bergen talking about his orchestra the Bergen Philharmonic.