Ingunn Korsgård Hagen is a Norwegian conductor, experienced in a wide variety of ensembles and repertoire. As of February 2023, she holds the position of assistant conductor of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra with chief conductor Edward Gardner. She earned this position after a successful audition in which the whole orchestra and Gardner voted on their preferred candidate. Prior to this role, she served as the assistant conductor of the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, which she secured in a live-streamed competition organized by Talent Norway and Dirigentløftet. In addition, she was selected as a member of Dirigentforum for two years through the same competition.
Ingunn Korsgård Hagen impressed the jury with a high professional level, clear vision and personality on stage, and is engaged as SSO’s assistant conductor!
Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
BERGEN - NORWAY
Assistantship - Katja Kabanova
Leoš Janáček: Katja Kabanova
Jiří Rožeň: Conductor
Ausrine Stundyte: Katja
Stephan Rügamer: Tichon
Katarina Dalayman: Kabanicha
Ladislav Elgr: Boris
OSLO - NORWAY
Masterclass with Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra/Klaus Mäkelä
NOVEMBER 9-10 2023
Masterclass with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and Klaus Mäkelä
Shostakovich: Symphony no. 5
Sibelius: Symphony no. 7
Tchaikovsky: The Tempest op. 18
BERGEN - NORWAY
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
NOVEMBER 25 2023
Christmas concerts Link
John Williams: Home alone: Somewhere in my memory
John Williams: Home Alone: Star of Bethlehem
Peter Tsjaikovskij: Excertps from Nutcracker
Mykola Leontovych: Carol of the Bells
Howard Blake: The Snowman (with movie)
Emmy Köhler: Nå tennes tusen julelys
Trad.: Deilig er jorden
Masterclass with Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and Klaus Mäkelä
On November 9th and 10th, Ingunn took part in a masterclass with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, organized by Talent Norway. She worked on Sibelius symphony no. 7 and Shostakovich symphony no. 5 under guidance from Klaus Mäkelä. Ingunn was selected as a participant for this masterclass through a video application, and the event is part of the Nordic Conductor’s Forum. The jury that chose her consisted of musicians from both the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. Additionally, Ingunn is set to attend another masterclass in May, organized by the same program, with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and Sakari Oramo.
Rehearsal in Elbphilharmonie with Augustin Hadelich
Ingunn recently joined the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and their chief conductor Edward Gardner on a successful tour to Germany and Belgium. A notable highlight of the tour was Ingunn’s opportunity to conduct a rehearsal at the Elbphilharmonie alongside acclaimed violinist Augustin Hadelich, featuring pieces such as Sibelius’ Violin Concerto and Debussy’s La Valse.
Ingunn Korsgård Hagen appointed as assistant conductor of BFO
Friday 2nd of December four great candidates auditioned for the position as assistant conductor of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra with Edward Gardner as chief conductor.
All musicans in the orchestra voted, and the new assistant conductor through the Karsten Andersen-programme is Ingunn Korsgård Hagen. She has been assistant conductor of Stavanger Symphony Orchestra and participated in Talent Norways talent programme – Dirigentforum. In 2021 she took her masters degree in conducting at the University of Stavanger. She has conduct several orchestras and wind bands, and participated in several masterclasses and competitions.
Link to press release: https://harmonien.no/nyheter/#3508
Gstaad Conducting Academy
Ingunn Korsgård Hagen has been announced as a participant for this year’s Conducting Academy during the Gstaad Menuhin Festival. There she will work with the Gstaad Festival Orchestra for 3 weeks under the guidance of Jaap van Zweden, Johannes Schlaefli and Baldur Brönnimann
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