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Principal Conductor, London Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director, the Norwegian Opera and Ballet (DNO&B) Honorary Conductor, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

Edward Gardner is Principal Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Music Director of Den Norske Opera & Ballett. He additionally serves as Honorary Conductor of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, following his tenure as Chief Conductor.

In demand as a guest conductor, recent seasons saw Edward debut with The Cleveland Orchestra, Staatskapelle Berlin, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, and Wiener Symphoniker; while returns included engagements with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Montreal Symphony, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the Philharmonia Orchestra and Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano.

In the field of opera, following eight years as Music Director at English National Opera, Edward built a strong relationship with New York’s Metropolitan Opera where he has conducted productions of Damnation of Faust, Carmen, Don Giovanni, Der Rosenkavalier and Werther. In London there are plans to return to the Royal Opera House after productions of Káťa Kabanová and Werther, and in Munich he returns to the Bayerischer Staatsoper following Britten's Peter Grimes and Verdi's Otello. Elsewhere, he has conducted at La Scala, Chicago Lyric Opera, Glyndebourne Festival Opera and Opéra national de Paris.

During the 2023/24 season Edward will conduct the London Philharmonic in 10 concerts at the Royal Festival Hall and on tour in Europe and Asia. Their recording of Tippett’s The Midsummer Marriage recently received the 2023 Gramophone Opera Award. His final concerts with the Bergen Philharmonic will feature Mahler's Symphony No.8 (Symphony of a Thousand) to mark the closing of the Bergen International Festival.

As Artistic Advisor of the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, during 2023/24 he will conduct productions of Bartók's Duke Bluebeard's Castle and Zemlinsky's A Florentine Tragedy. In Spring 2026 they will commence a Ring Cycle.

Edward is based in Oslo and London

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Season Highlights

Aug 2024
London Philharmonic Orchestra | BBC Proms
Benjamin Grosvenor (Piano) Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances Busoni Piano Concerto 5 August 2024
Aug 2024 - Sep 2024
Norwegian National Opera & Ballet | Season Opening
22, 24 August 2024 | Wagner The Flying Dutchman (Opera in Concert) 5, 7 September 2024 | Mahler Symphony No. 2
Sep 2024
Dallas Symphony Orchestra | Season Opening
Stravinsky Petrushka (1947) Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 12, 14 September 2024




  • BBC Proms 2023

    London Philharmonic Orchestra
    Aug 2023
    • ★★★★ Gardner’s interpretation was a thing of extremes. The quiet, penumbral opening Introit seemed to hover on the verges of sound and silence. Later, the roaring brass of the Dies Irae pinned you to your seat.

    • ★★★★ All this music was thrillingly brought together here in a kind of 2001 reunion Prom by the London Philharmonic Orchestra under its principal conductor, Edward Gardner.

    • Gardner was in his element with this opulent material, and coaxed the orchestra into bringing every scintilla of nuance to this work of shifting moods, controlling tempo, dynamic and texture with fluid but commanding gestures to bring us a sensuously warm string sound, and bright, clear woodwinds.

    • ★★★★★ The London Philharmonic Orchestra were conducted by Edward Gardner with aplomb and determination, while the three choirs and two soloists left the capacity audience in delighted appreciation.