Kai Grinde Myrann
The young Norwegian conductor Kai Grinde Myrann (b. 1987) has in a very short time established himself as one of his generation’s most talented conductors. He has already conducted all of the Norwegian professional symphony orchestras, and been re-engaged in all of them. He has also conducted some Danish orchestras, some Norwegian military bands and several smaller ensembles and choirs. After graduation from the Norwegian Academy of Music with a Master’s Degree in conducting in 2013, he immediately won the positions as Assistant Conductor both in the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra and in the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; both of which were extended to their maximum duration of two years. From 2015, Myrann held a scholarship in conducting at the Arctic University in Trømsø.
Myrann is the artistic director of Aksiom, an nine-man strong ensemble for new music that he co-founded in 2010, and he has lead the ensemble into becoming a sought-after ensemble in the Nordic contemporary music scene. He is also the conductor of Ensemble Temporum, an ensemble founded in 2016 specialising in classic masterpieces of the contemporary music repertoire.
2011–2014, Myrann was the Chairman of the Norwegian board of Ung Nordisk Musik, an organisation devoted to arranging festivals with music by young Nordic composers. In 2013 he was in charge of the festival held in Oslo, with 35 participating composers.