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Edward Gardner, Conductor

Ed Gardner: Bringing Bergen to the world

Edward Gardner conducts the Bergen Philharmonic © Helge Skodvin
The conductor talks streaming and touring as he starts his third season with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra 

Rolling his sleeves up: Ed Gardner in Bergen

Ed Gardner and the Bergen Philharmonic © Helge Skodvin
As commutes go, London to Bergen has its attractions. Nearly a year into the post of chief conductor at the Bergen Philharmonic, Ed Gardner has a bounce in his step and exudes genuine enthusiasm for the job.
© Benjamin Ealovega
© Benjamin Ealovega
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LondonProm 41: Edward Gardner conducts Elgar and Vaughan Williams

Boulanger, Elgar, Vaughan Williams
BBC Symphony Orchestra; Edward Gardner; Sophie Bevan; Neal Davies; Jean-Guihen Queyras; BBC Symphony Chorus

AmsterdamBrahms’ Violin Concerto

© Benjamin Ealovega
Wagner, Brahms, Sibelius
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Edward Gardner; James Ehnes

LondonProm 52: Edward Gardner & Bergen Philharmonic

Wagner, Wallin, Sibelius
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Edward Gardner; Alina Ibragimova

WarsawSymphonic Concert

Paderewski, Britten, Sibelius, Chopin
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Edward Gardner; Leif Ove Andsnes

BergenOpening Concert

Matre, Britten, Stravinsky
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Edward Gardner; Leif Ove Andsnes
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Tale of two concertos: Bergen Philharmonic play Gubaidulina and Grieg

Gidon Kremer © Roy Bjørge
Bergen Philharmonic’s programme of Grieg’s Piano Concerto and Gubaidulina’s violin concerto Offertorium offered fascinating insight into the relationship between orchestra and soloist.
***11
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Berlioz’ Grande Messe des morts opens Bergen International Festival

Ed Gardner © Thor Brødreskift
Berlioz’ gargantuan Grande Messe des morts with the Bergen Philharmonic and Edward Gardner opened the Bergen International Festival with deafening climaxes and even more resounding silence.
****1
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Unpolished gems: Saint-Saëns, Smetana and more

Louis Lortie © Elias
BBC Philharmonic and Edward Gardner tackle Janáček’s Sinfonietta in a well-crafted programme of French and Czech music.
***11
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Gardner brings Elgar vividly to life in Basingstoke

Edward Gardner conducts the Philharmonia at The Anvil © Camilla Greenwell
New and old rubbed shoulders in this thrilling Philharmonia Orchestra concert of Elgar and Joseph Phibbs.
*****
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James Ehnes excels in Beethoven's Violin Concerto

James Ehnes © Benjamin Ealovega
Ehnes excels in Beethoven, and Gardner draws lovely tone from the RNSO.
****1
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