Giordano Bellincampi, the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra’s Chief Conductor from 2013 to 2018, has been named the orchestra’s Conductor Laureate.

“Bellincampi’s time at KSO was characterised by a very constructive and consistent work on developing the orchestra’s interaction, sound and expressiveness. It was a mutual ambition from the orchestra and conductor to create amazing experiences”, says Hans Bodin, programming director at Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra.

The fact that the collaboration between the orchestra and conductor worked very well was also emphasised by musician Trym Dalene when describing his former chief conductor.

“Bellincampi was the right conductor for us at the right time. He was an orchestra builder who brought us together”, says Dalene.

Giordano Bellincampi is now the Music Director of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra in New Zealand and teaches at the Royal Music Conservatory in Copenhagen.

In the 2019/20 season, Bellincampi makes returns to the Tasmanian and Victoria Symphonies, Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana, and Royal Danish Opera, where he recently conducted a gala performance to celebrate Denmark’s reunification with Sonderjylland. Other Scandinavian dates also include symphonic concerts with the orchestras of Norrlandsoperan and Gothenburg Opera, and a concert performance of Lucia di Lammermoor with the Tivoli Symphony Orchestra. He also makes debuts with the Queensland Symphony, Würth Philharmoniker, and Israel Chamber Orchestra.