"Torodd Wigum did a superb job. He is also a delightful person to work with"
Steve Reich, composer
Torodd Wigum is born in Trondheim, Norway in 1970. From August 2010 he is House Conductor with the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra. He is also Artistic Director of the Trondheim Sinfonietta, a comtemporary music group he has worked regularly with over the last 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 House Conductor 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. Still a student he was appointed as principal viola 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 a.o. Anne-Sophie Mutter, Leif Ove Andsnes, Ole Edvard Antonsen, Joshua Bell and Jon Lord.