Ingar Heine Bergby is one of Norway’s leading conductors, with many achievements within classical music, opera, and contemporary and crossover music. He has distinguished himself as an artist with the power to shape ideas and one with passion and dedication to his work.
Bergby was born in 1964 in Sarpsborg, Norway into a musical family and began playing band music. He studied clarinet with Richard Kjelstrup at the Norwegian Academy of Music and later orchestra conducting there with Karsten Andersen, as well as with Jorma Panula at the Sibelius Academy. He received a degree in conducting with honours from the Norwegian Academy of Music in 1991.