Forum Artistic Research


Halldis Rønning

Halldis Rønning is a violinist and an orchestra conductor educated from the Grieg Academy in Bergen, the Conservatory of Amsterdam and The Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo where she took a master in conducting in 2006. She was the first woman to conduct the Vietnam National Orchestra in the Hanoi Opera House in 2006. From 2011–2013 she was assistant conductor of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. She has been active as a guest conductor for leading orchestras and ensembles in the Nordic countries for 20 years. Rønning has a broad musical repertoire and has a special interest in contemporary music and art. She has in recent years expanded her artistic platform as a conductor, exploring improvisation with orchestras, dance and movement, composition and collaborative art projects across disciplines. She is interested in expanding the conductor’s role into a creative and performative one as well as opening up for a creative artistic exchange with the musicians she works with.

Talks at this conference:
 Fri, 15:15 Expanding Artistic Dimensions of Conducting. Listening Actions to Create, Explore and Connect