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LOFOTEN INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL- 2024

8 - 13 July 2024

Artistic director for the Lofoten International Chamber Music Festival 2024 is pianist Paul Lewis and violinist Arvid Engegård. What is typical for our festival is that the artists stay the whole week and perform in many constellations. Follow also  the festival on Facebook for information.

ARTISTIC LEADER
ARVID ENGEGÅRD

Arvid Engegård is the regular artistic director of Lofoten International Chamber Music Festival. He comes from Bodø, but lives in Oslo today. He educated in Trondheim, New York and Salzburg, where he had the legendary Sandor Vegh as a teacher.

Arvid has had a special interest in chamber music all his life, and for 10 years was primarius of the Orlando Quartet in Holland.

Own quartet

During the festival's first edition in 2004, he met musicians who he immediately established ia new quartet, The Engegård Quartet. This ensemble today enjoys international recognition and is in great demand throughout the Nordic region.

Since its establishment, the quartet has been the closest you can call a "house band" for the festival, and is always central in the programme. Through the establishment of the Oslo Quartet Series, the Engegård Quartet has contributed to the string quartet as an ensemble having received fresh wind in its sails.

Today, Engegård is also a widely used conductor, where he is often assigned tasks within the Viennese classical repertoire, a repertoire he masters better than anyone else in Norway.

Arvid Engegård (photo - Espen Mortensen).jpg
Photo: Espen Mortensen

Arvid Engegård is the permanent artistic director of Lofoten International Chamber Music Festival. He comes from Bodø, but lives in Oslo today. He was educated in Trondheim, New York and Salzburg, where he had the legendary Sandor Vegh as a teacher.

Arvid has had a special interest in chamber music all his life, and for 10 years was primarius of the Orlando Quartet in Holland.

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