BFUng’s mission is to become a flagship of youth orchestras in Norway.

As a full symphony orchestra, BFUng’s members hail from various parts of Western Norway. The orchestra is supported by the Grieg Academy, the Institute of Music and Dance at the University of Stavanger and the Bergen section of Barratt-Due’s Music Institute. The orchestra is composed of 110 members between age 15 and 25.

The chief conductor of BFUng is Kjell Seim, one of Norway’s most important figures in inspiring and leading young orchestral musicians.