Magnus Loddgard

May 9  – Akademie der Künste, Berlin

Memories in Music

Ensemble Mosaik

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June 24 – Arctic Art Festival


The Norwegian Army Band

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Magnus Loddgard

Magnus Loddgard, conductor, pianist, composer and arranger is an uncommonly versatile musician who is at home in diverse musical genres. His broad experience and depth of interpretation in a wide variety of repertoire have made him a familiar and welcome face to orchestras and opera companies in his native Norway and abroad. He is also an accomplished and sought-after chamber musician and accompanist.
Magnus Loddgard has played both piano and violin from an early age and studied piano with Sigurd Slåttebrekk and conducting with Professor Ole Kristian Ruud at the Norwegian Academy of Music. Further studies in conducting brought him to Universität der Künste in Berlin where he studied with Professor Lutz Köhler.  At home leading chamber music ensembles and large orchestras, the major part of Magnus Loddgard’s career has been in the opera house. From 2017-2020 he held the position of Head of Music and assistant of the chief conductor in Komische Oper Berlin.
He made his opera debut conducting La Bohéme with Norway’s Opera Sør in 2009, and has since become a regular guest there. With the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet he began first as a vocal coach and then took conducting assignments, among which are Macbeth (Verdi) and The Rape of Lucretia (Britten). He is a regular guest at Ho Chi Minh City Opera, having conducted six productions. He has conducted with most opera companies in Norway, and at Komische Oper he conducted performances of West Side Story and Candide (Bernstein). In 2020 The Norwegian National Opera invited him back for a rerun of the Magic Flute.

Magnus Loddgard’s career as a concert pianist is no less interesting, where he has placed particular emphasis on contemporary music. He has performed as soloist with the Trondheim and Kristians and Symphony Orchestras and has premiered a considerable series of works. His recording with The Norwegian Broadcasting Orchestra (KORK) of the piano concerto “Sunburst” by Jon Øyvind Ness was nominated for a Norwegian Grammy Award (Spellemansprisen).

He is the principal conductor for the Oslo-based new music ensemble neoN (which won a Norwegian Grammy Award for their first two albums). He recently did his first concert with Ensemble Mosaik in Berlin, which promptly led to more assignments with them. In 2002 Magnus Loddgard founded the Fjøsfestival, a successful music and literature festival in Melhus, Norway, which he led until 2014. Loddgard is since 2013 based in Berlin.

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Ensemble neoN, an impressive group from Norway making its American debut.

Anthony Tommasini, New York Times

The orchestra also provided some beautiful playing under the direction of Magnus Loddgard.

Aksel Tollåli – Bachtrack.com

Conductor Magnus Loddgard is a steady hand with the musicians

Hild Borchgrevink, Dagsavisen

The first thing to say is that the orchestra under Magnus Loddgard was magnificent throughout.

The Saigon Times
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January 9 – Saigon Opera House

Ho Chi Minh City Symphony Orchestra

New Year’s Concert


April 7, 8 & 9 – Halden, Askim & Fredrikstad

The Norwegian Wind Ensemble

Opera gala

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April 11, 12 & 16 – New York City

 Ensemble neoN

MATA Festival

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April 23 – Oslo Concert House

Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra

Symphony and Circus


September 17 – Rockefeller, Oslo

Terry Riley – Music in C

Norwegian Radio Orchestra

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October 9 – Saigon Opera House

Ho Chi Minh City Symphony Orchestra

A Night of Norwegian Music


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