Conductors

Edward Gardner

Chief Conductor, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

Credit: Benjamin Ealovega

Introduction

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.


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Performance Schedule

  • 19:30 30 May 2017 Grieghallen Bergen, BERGEN More info  

    BRITTEN ‘Peter Grimes’

    CONDUCTOR: EDWARD GARDNER

    Peter Grimes: Stuart Skelton
    Ellen Orford: Giselle Allen
    Captain Balstrode: Roderick Williams
    Auntie: Annika Schlicht
    Bob Boles: Colin Judson
    Swallow: Matthew Best
    MRS SEDLEY: CATHERINE WYN-ROGERS
    Rev. Horace Adams: James Gilchrist
    Ned Keene: Marcus Farnsworth
    Hobson: Barnaby Rea

    Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
    Bergen Philharmonic Choir
    Edvard Grieg Choir
    Collegium Musicum Choir

  • 19:30 31 May 2017 Opera Bastille, PARIS More info  

    TCHAIKOVSKY: Eugène Onéguine

    CONDUCTOR: EDWARD GARDNER

    Madame Larina – Elena Zaremba
    Tatiana – Anna Netrebko
    Olga – Varduhi Abrahamyan
    Filipievna – Hanna Schwarz
    Eugène Onéguine – Peter Mattei
    Lenski – Pavel Èernoch / Arseny Yakovlev
    Le Prince Grémine – Alexander Tsymbalyuk
    Monsieur Triquet – Raúl Giménez
    Zaretski – Vadim Artamonov
    Le Lieutenant – Olivier Ayault
    Solo Ténor – Gregorz Staskiewicz

    Orchestre and Chorus of l’Opéra national de Paris

  • 19:30 03 Jun 2017 Opera Bastille, PARIS More info  

    TCHAIKOVSKY: Eugène Onéguine

    CONDUCTOR: EDWARD GARDNER

    Madame Larina – Elena Zaremba
    Tatiana – NICOLE CAR
    Olga – Varduhi Abrahamyan
    Filipievna – Hanna Schwarz
    Eugène Onéguine – Peter Mattei
    Lenski – Pavel Èernoch / Arseny Yakovlev
    Le Prince Grémine – Alexander Tsymbalyuk
    Monsieur Triquet – Raúl Giménez
    Zaretski – Vadim Artamonov
    Le Lieutenant – Olivier Ayault
    Solo Ténor – Gregorz Staskiewicz

    Orchestre and Chorus of l’Opéra national de Paris

  • 19:30 06 Jun 2017 Opera Bastille, PARIS More info  

    TCHAIKOVSKY: Eugène Onéguine

    CONDUCTOR: EDWARD GARDNER

    Madame Larina – Elena Zaremba
    Tatiana – NICOLE CAR
    Olga – Varduhi Abrahamyan
    Filipievna – Hanna Schwarz
    Eugène Onéguine – Peter Mattei
    Lenski – Pavel Èernoch / Arseny Yakovlev
    Le Prince Grémine – Alexander Tsymbalyuk
    Monsieur Triquet – Raúl Giménez
    Zaretski – Vadim Artamonov
    Le Lieutenant – Olivier Ayault
    Solo Ténor – Gregorz Staskiewicz

    Orchestre and Chorus of l’Opéra national de Paris

  • 19:30 09 Jun 2017 TBA, Nordheimsund More info  

    TVEITT Utsyn (4′)
    BRITTEN Sea interludes from Peter Grimes
    BARTOK Dance suite
    ELGAR Symphony No. 1

    CONDUCTOR: EDWARD GARDNER

    Hardingtonar Festival
    Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

  • 14:30 11 Jun 2017 Opera Bastille, PARIS More info  

    TCHAIKOVSKY: Eugène Onéguine

    CONDUCTOR: EDWARD GARDNER

    Madame Larina – Elena Zaremba
    Tatiana – NICOLE CAR
    Olga – Varduhi Abrahamyan
    Filipievna – Hanna Schwarz
    Eugène Onéguine – Peter Mattei
    Lenski – Pavel Èernoch / Arseny Yakovlev
    Le Prince Grémine – Alexander Tsymbalyuk
    Monsieur Triquet – Raúl Giménez
    Zaretski – Vadim Artamonov
    Le Lieutenant – Olivier Ayault
    Solo Ténor – Gregorz Staskiewicz

    Orchestre and Chorus of l’Opéra national de Paris

  • 19:30 14 Jun 2017 Opera Bastille, PARIS More info  

    TCHAIKOVSKY: Eugène Onéguine

    CONDUCTOR: EDWARD GARDNER

    Madame Larina – Elena Zaremba
    Tatiana – NICOLE CAR
    Olga – Varduhi Abrahamyan
    Filipievna – Hanna Schwarz
    Eugène Onéguine – Peter Mattei
    Lenski – Pavel Èernoch / Arseny Yakovlev
    Le Prince Grémine – Alexander Tsymbalyuk
    Monsieur Triquet – Raúl Giménez
    Zaretski – Vadim Artamonov
    Le Lieutenant – Olivier Ayault
    Solo Ténor – Gregorz Staskiewicz

    Orchestre and Chorus of l’Opéra national de Paris

  • 20:00 18 Jul 2017 Ravinia Festival, Highland Park More info  

    ELGAR Enigma Variations Op. 36
    BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major Op. 83

    CONDUCTOR: EDWARD GARDNER
    Piano: Yefim Bronfman

    Ravinia Festival
    Chicago Symphony Orchestra

  • 19:45 12 Aug 2017 Usher Hall Edinburgh, EDINBURGH More info  

    WAGNER ‘Rienzi’ Overture
    GRIEG Piano Concerto
    ELGAR Symphony No. 1

    CONDUCTOR: EDWARD GARDNER
    Piano: Paul Lewis
    Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

  • 18:00 13 Aug 2017 Usher Hall Edinburgh, EDINBURGH More info  

    BRITTEN ‘Peter Grimes’

    Conductor: EDWARD GARDNER

    Peter Grimes: Stuart Skelton
    Ellen Orford: Erin Wall
    Balstrode: Christopher Purves
    Auntie: Susan Bickley
    First Niece: Hanna Husáhr
    Second Niece: Vibeke Kristensen
    Mrs Sedley: CATHERINE WYN-ROGERS
    Swallow: BRINDLEY SHERRATT
    Ned Keene: Marcus Farnsworth
    Bob Boles: ROBERT MURRAY
    Rev Horace Adams: James Gilchrist
    Hobson: Barnaby Rea

    Edvard Grieg Kor
    Collegium Musicum Kor
    Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus

  • 19:00 17 Aug 2017 TBA, city TBC More info  

    Conductor: EDWARD GARDNER
    Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

  • 19:00 18 Aug 2017 TBA, city TBC More info  

    GRIEG
    Holberg Suite, Op. 40: 1st Movement
    Norwegian Dance No. 2
    Symphony in C minor: Intermezzo
    Våren
    Ved Rondane
    March of the Dwarfs
    Symphonic Dance No. 4
    En svane (A Swan)
    Solveig’s Song
    Peer Gynt Suite No. 1

    Conductor: EDWARD GARDNER
    Soprano: Lise Davidsen
    Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

Performance Schedule

  • 19:30 30 May 2017
    Grieghallen Bergen, BERGEN

    BRITTEN ‘Peter Grimes’

    CONDUCTOR: EDWARD GARDNER

    Peter Grimes: Stuart Skelton
    Ellen Orford: Giselle Allen
    Captain Balstrode: Roderick Williams
    Auntie: Annika Schlicht
    Bob Boles: Colin Judson
    Swallow: Matthew Best
    MRS SEDLEY: CATHERINE WYN-ROGERS
    Rev. Horace Adams: James Gilchrist
    Ned Keene: Marcus Farnsworth
    Hobson: Barnaby Rea

    Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
    Bergen Philharmonic Choir
    Edvard Grieg Choir
    Collegium Musicum Choir

  • 19:30 31 May 2017
    Opera Bastille, PARIS

    TCHAIKOVSKY: Eugène Onéguine

    CONDUCTOR: EDWARD GARDNER

    Madame Larina – Elena Zaremba
    Tatiana – Anna Netrebko
    Olga – Varduhi Abrahamyan
    Filipievna – Hanna Schwarz
    Eugène Onéguine – Peter Mattei
    Lenski – Pavel Èernoch / Arseny Yakovlev
    Le Prince Grémine – Alexander Tsymbalyuk
    Monsieur Triquet – Raúl Giménez
    Zaretski – Vadim Artamonov
    Le Lieutenant – Olivier Ayault
    Solo Ténor – Gregorz Staskiewicz

    Orchestre and Chorus of l’Opéra national de Paris

  • 19:30 03 Jun 2017
    Opera Bastille, PARIS

    TCHAIKOVSKY: Eugène Onéguine

    CONDUCTOR: EDWARD GARDNER

    Madame Larina – Elena Zaremba
    Tatiana – NICOLE CAR
    Olga – Varduhi Abrahamyan
    Filipievna – Hanna Schwarz
    Eugène Onéguine – Peter Mattei
    Lenski – Pavel Èernoch / Arseny Yakovlev
    Le Prince Grémine – Alexander Tsymbalyuk
    Monsieur Triquet – Raúl Giménez
    Zaretski – Vadim Artamonov
    Le Lieutenant – Olivier Ayault
    Solo Ténor – Gregorz Staskiewicz

    Orchestre and Chorus of l’Opéra national de Paris

  • 19:30 06 Jun 2017
    Opera Bastille, PARIS

    TCHAIKOVSKY: Eugène Onéguine

    CONDUCTOR: EDWARD GARDNER

    Madame Larina – Elena Zaremba
    Tatiana – NICOLE CAR
    Olga – Varduhi Abrahamyan
    Filipievna – Hanna Schwarz
    Eugène Onéguine – Peter Mattei
    Lenski – Pavel Èernoch / Arseny Yakovlev
    Le Prince Grémine – Alexander Tsymbalyuk
    Monsieur Triquet – Raúl Giménez
    Zaretski – Vadim Artamonov
    Le Lieutenant – Olivier Ayault
    Solo Ténor – Gregorz Staskiewicz

    Orchestre and Chorus of l’Opéra national de Paris

  • 19:30 09 Jun 2017
    TBA, Nordheimsund

    TVEITT Utsyn (4′)
    BRITTEN Sea interludes from Peter Grimes
    BARTOK Dance suite
    ELGAR Symphony No. 1

    CONDUCTOR: EDWARD GARDNER

    Hardingtonar Festival
    Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

  • 14:30 11 Jun 2017
    Opera Bastille, PARIS

    TCHAIKOVSKY: Eugène Onéguine

    CONDUCTOR: EDWARD GARDNER

    Madame Larina – Elena Zaremba
    Tatiana – NICOLE CAR
    Olga – Varduhi Abrahamyan
    Filipievna – Hanna Schwarz
    Eugène Onéguine – Peter Mattei
    Lenski – Pavel Èernoch / Arseny Yakovlev
    Le Prince Grémine – Alexander Tsymbalyuk
    Monsieur Triquet – Raúl Giménez
    Zaretski – Vadim Artamonov
    Le Lieutenant – Olivier Ayault
    Solo Ténor – Gregorz Staskiewicz

    Orchestre and Chorus of l’Opéra national de Paris

  • 19:30 14 Jun 2017
    Opera Bastille, PARIS

    TCHAIKOVSKY: Eugène Onéguine

    CONDUCTOR: EDWARD GARDNER

    Madame Larina – Elena Zaremba
    Tatiana – NICOLE CAR
    Olga – Varduhi Abrahamyan
    Filipievna – Hanna Schwarz
    Eugène Onéguine – Peter Mattei
    Lenski – Pavel Èernoch / Arseny Yakovlev
    Le Prince Grémine – Alexander Tsymbalyuk
    Monsieur Triquet – Raúl Giménez
    Zaretski – Vadim Artamonov
    Le Lieutenant – Olivier Ayault
    Solo Ténor – Gregorz Staskiewicz

    Orchestre and Chorus of l’Opéra national de Paris

  • 20:00 18 Jul 2017
    Ravinia Festival, Highland Park

    ELGAR Enigma Variations Op. 36
    BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major Op. 83

    CONDUCTOR: EDWARD GARDNER
    Piano: Yefim Bronfman

    Ravinia Festival
    Chicago Symphony Orchestra

  • 19:45 12 Aug 2017
    Usher Hall Edinburgh, EDINBURGH

    WAGNER ‘Rienzi’ Overture
    GRIEG Piano Concerto
    ELGAR Symphony No. 1

    CONDUCTOR: EDWARD GARDNER
    Piano: Paul Lewis
    Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

  • 18:00 13 Aug 2017
    Usher Hall Edinburgh, EDINBURGH

    BRITTEN ‘Peter Grimes’

    Conductor: EDWARD GARDNER

    Peter Grimes: Stuart Skelton
    Ellen Orford: Erin Wall
    Balstrode: Christopher Purves
    Auntie: Susan Bickley
    First Niece: Hanna Husáhr
    Second Niece: Vibeke Kristensen
    Mrs Sedley: CATHERINE WYN-ROGERS
    Swallow: BRINDLEY SHERRATT
    Ned Keene: Marcus Farnsworth
    Bob Boles: ROBERT MURRAY
    Rev Horace Adams: James Gilchrist
    Hobson: Barnaby Rea

    Edvard Grieg Kor
    Collegium Musicum Kor
    Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus

  • 19:00 17 Aug 2017
    TBA, city TBC

    Conductor: EDWARD GARDNER
    Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

  • 19:00 18 Aug 2017
    TBA, city TBC

    GRIEG
    Holberg Suite, Op. 40: 1st Movement
    Norwegian Dance No. 2
    Symphony in C minor: Intermezzo
    Våren
    Ved Rondane
    March of the Dwarfs
    Symphonic Dance No. 4
    En svane (A Swan)
    Solveig’s Song
    Peer Gynt Suite No. 1

    Conductor: EDWARD GARDNER
    Soprano: Lise Davidsen
    Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

From The Green Room

Discography

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.