Facebook logo Twitter logo
Ellison & Strømsholm

Ellison & Strømsholm International Artists' Management

Representing world renowned artists and promising young conductors, musicians and singers

Torodd Wigum


Torodd Wigum loves to conduct music from a wide range of the symphonic repertoire. He's also very dedicated to conducting music for films and computer games, concerts for children and other projects including those for refugees and immigrants. He especially enjoys works by the major Nordic composers, such as Grieg, Sibelius and Nielsen as well as lesser-known composers, including Hjalmar Borgström, Wilhelm Peterson-Berger and Johan Svendsen. Torodd has premiered more than 30 new written pieces and is also very much attracted by the Romantic and 20th century repertoires – from Tchaikovsky and Mahler to Stravinsky and Bartok.
Torodd Wigum

Torodd Wigum was born in Trondheim, Norway in 1970. Since August 2010 he has been Conductor in Residence of the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra. He is also Artistic Director of the Trondheim Sinfonietta, a contemporary music group with whom he has worked regularly in recent years.

From January 2007 to August 2009 Torodd Wigum was assistant conductor with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and Music Director Andrew Litton, and in 2010 and 2011 he was Conductor in Residence with the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra. He has also assisted Maestro Neeme Järvi both in Bergen, Norway and Tallinn, Estonia.

Recent and forthcoming engagements include Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and the symphony orchestras in Trondheim, Stavanger and Kristiansand in Norway, as well as MDR Sinfonieorchester Leipzig, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Iceland Symphony Orchestra and Copenhagen Philharmonic.

Torodd Wigum studied the viola at Trøndelag Musikkonservatorium and the Norwegian Academy of music. Whilst still a student he was appointed Principal violist in the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, a position he held for six years. At the same time he was the solo viola in the Trondheim Soloists, a chamber orchestra which has worked with, among others, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Leif Ove Andsnes, Ole Edvard Antonsen, Joshua Bell and Jon Lord.

All photos by Trine Melhus

No cuts or alterations of any kind should be made to this biography without the consent of Torodd Wigum.

Visit the artist's website >

Website: http://toroddwigum.no/

Smutny: Klaviersonate Symphonie

Buy this recording
from Amazon >

Snowflakes: A Classical Christmas

Buy this recording
from Amazon >

Forthcoming engagements for Torodd Wigum

28 September 2017: Fargespill Trondheim – Olavshallen - Trondheim - Norway
Event website >

29 September 2017: Fargespill Trondheim – Olavshallen - Trondheim - Norway
Event website >

22 October 2017: Concert – Ridehuset, Oslo, Norway
Borgström Violin Concerto in G-major, op. 25 Norwegian Youth Symphony Orchestra Soloist Eldbjørg Hemsing

Request more information about Torodd Wigum or phone +44 (0)20 7381 9751


Torodd Wigum did a superb job. He is also a delightful person to work with.
Steve Reich, composer
Torodd Wigum, geboren 1970, ist einer der führenden Dirigenten seiner Generation in seiner Heimat Norwegen. Von 2010 bis 2016 wirkte er als Conductor in Residence beim Trondheim Symphony Orchestra sowie als Künstlerischer Direktor der Trondheim Sinfonietta. Von 2007 bis 2009 war Torodd Wigum Assistant Conductor des Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra und seines Chefdirigenten Andrew Litton. 2010 und 2011 leitete er das Stavanger Symphony Orchestra. Neeme Järvi assistierte er sowohl in Bergen als auch in Tallinn.

Aktuelle und künftige Engagements führen ihn zu Orchestern wie Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Norwegian Radio Orchestra sowie zu den Sinfonieorchestern Trondheim, Stavanger, Kristiansand, zum MDR SINFONIEORCHESTER, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Iceland Symphony Orchestra und Copenhagen Philharmonic.

Torodd Wigum studierte Bratsche am Trøndelag Musikkonservatorium und an der Norwegischen Musikhochschule in Oslo. Bereits während seiner Ausbildung wurde er als Solobratscher an das Trondheim Symphony Orchestra verpflichtet und blieb sechs Jahre in dieser Position. Zeitgleich wirkte er als Solobratscher der Trondheim Soloists, eines Kammerorchesters, das u. a. mit Anne-Sophie Mutter, Leif Ole Andsnes, Joshua Bell und Jon Lord zusammenarbeitete.
Deutsche Biographie

Request more information about Torodd Wigum or phone +44 (0)20 7381 9751