Eirik Haukaas Ødegaard
Eirik Haukaas Ødegaard is an up-and-coming conductor from Norway. He studied conducting and percussion at the Norwegian Academy of Music, where he received his bachelors and masters under Ole Kristian Ruud. Currently, Eirik is taking a post-graduate degree at the Royal Danish Academy of music under Giordano Bellincampi.
Eirik made his first professional appearance conducting the world premiere of a chamber opera by Jexper Holmen at the 2019 Copenhagen Avantgarde Music Festival. He is also a participant in the new norwegian talent-development programme for conductors, “Dirigentforum”, and has attended masterclasses with renowned conductors and pedagogues such as Paavo Järvi, Neeme Järvi, Vasily Petrenko, Johannes Schlaefli, Mark Stringer and Atso Almila.
As a part of his education, Eirik has conducted several professional orchestras and wind bands in performance, such as Århus Symphony Orchestra, Odense Symphony Orchestra, South Denmark Philharmonic, Royal Norwegian Navy Band, Staff Band of the Norwegian Armed Forces and the Norwegian Radio Orchestra.