The ensemble consists of a sextet and the conductor Kai Grinde Myrann.
The BIT20 Ensemble was formed in 1989, born out of a necessity to boost the contemporary music scene in Bergen and Norway. It rapidly became a spearhead both nationally and internationally. The BIT20 Ensemble consists of 16 regular musicians, several of whom hold principal or assistant principal positions in the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Not only does the ensemble function simply as a group of musicians on stage, but they also work on outreach projects as both performers and mentors. An additional goal for BIT20 is to expand on the traditional idea of the concert form, by taking in and cultivating its audience and helping them find their way into this complex and challenging art form, regardless of age and background.
The Norwegian Naval Forces Band (RNNFB) / Sjøforsvarets musikkorps (SFMK)
The Norwegian Naval Forces Band is one of Norway’s five full-time professional military bands comprising 28 musicians of the highest professional standard, who together form a dynamic and hugely versatile ensemble.
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.
Rosella Strings is a versatile string quartet aiming to innovate the classical music scene. Through experimenting in both contemporary and pop music genres, we want to contribute to different aspects of the growing music culture in Norway today.