Trond Madsen is a musician and conductor from Bergen, and a permanent fixture as percussionist in the BIT20 ensemble since 2006. From 2012 to 2016 he was Assistant Conductor as well as Artistic Advisor to Baldur Brönnimann, and in 2018 he was appointed the position as Ensemble Leader for BIT20 Ensemble.
Trond has a broad and versatile musical background ranging from marching bands to orchestras, rock bands and big bands. He majored in percussion and conducting at Bergen’s Grieg Academy, the Norwegian Academy of Music and the Blackheath Conservatoire of Music and the Arts. As a performer, he works primarily with the BIT20 Ensemble and Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2012, Trond made his conductorial debut with the BIT20 Ensemble during the experimental music festival Borealis. Since then he has regularly conducted BIT20 as well as other professional ensembles, marching bands and orchestras.
Trond is in charge of developing BIT20’s artistic content and profile in close collaboration with the ensemble’s musicians, its artistic committee and administrators. He is also responsible for the development and content of the various activities and projects that BIT20 holds for children, youth and other participants.