Trondheim Symfoniorkester is one of the Norway’s flagship orchestras and with its versatility, vitality and musical quality of the highest standard it has been described as a powerhouse of Norwegian culture, establishing itself as a source of inspiration for the nation as a whole.
The orchestra has enjoyed a long musical tradition. Up to the 19th century, Trondheim was the centre for sacred music, with many significant musicians settling in the area. Keeping pace with the expanding European music culture, several music societies were formed. The Trondheim Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1909. In more recent times the orchestra, has established a solid position as an inspiring impulse. Successful tours in Germany, Austria, Spain, Czech Republic, China and Poland have given the Orchestra an international reputation. Trondheim Symfoniorkester each season presents diverse classical program including full stage opera productions. Through numerous education and community programs it displays it is commitment to the future of music and supports the next generation of artists.
Krzysztof Urbański has been the Orchestra’s Chief Conductor since 2010. In 2012 he was appointed an Artistic Leader in recognition of the major contribution he has made to the development to the Orchestra.