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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.

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Opera: Philip Glass


Ingunn Korsgård Hagen has made her debut as an opera conductor, conducting two sold-out performances of the Norwegian premiere of Philip Glass’ Opera: In The Penal Colony. The Cast: The Officer: Eilert Hasseldal, The Visitor: Petter Moen, The Condemned Man: Kenji Wilkie, Director: Victoria Putterman, Producer: Daniel Lyngstad, Conductor: Ingunn Korsgård Hagen

Photo: Interpuls / Adrien Le Gall

Solidarity concert for Ukraine


Ingunn Korsgård Hagen premiered “Dies Jovis (Blått Raseri)” written by Nataliya Pavlyuk in a sold out solidarity concert for Ukraine with Stavanger Symphony Orchestra.

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

Six school concerts with SSO


This week Ingunn Korsgård Hagen has conducted six concerts for around 5000 school children with Stavanger Symphony Orchestra. The concert included music from Berlioz Symphony Fantastique, Wagner Die Walküre and Tveitt Hundre Hardingtonar.

VIII Panula Competition


Ingunn Korsgård Hagen has been selected as the only participant from Norway to compete in the VIII panula competition. The competition will be held in Vaasa in November.

Foto: Marie von Krogh/Talent Norge

Ingunn Korsgård Hagen appointed as assistant conductor of SSO


Ingunn Korsgård Hagen is appointed as the new assistant conductor of Stavanger Symphony Orchestra. After three intense days of live-streamed conducting competition she was chosen by SSO’s jury lead by the chief conductor Andris Poga as the new assistant conductor of SSO. The jury wrote this for the reason for hiring: “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!”