Henning Kraggerud is a Norwegian violinist, violist, conductor, and composer. A student of Camilla Wicks and Emanuel Hurwitz, Kraggerud made his first appearance in the United States at Carnegie Hall in 1998. He received the Grieg Prize in 2004, and in 2007 he was awarded the Sibelius Prize. He was named artist-in-residence at the Bergen International Festival, appeared as a guest artist at the Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival in 2011, and participated in the Stavanger International Chamber Music Festival the following year. Kraggerud succeeded Leif Ove Andsnes as co-artistic director of the Risør Festival of Chamber Music, and in 2012 was named artistic director of the Tromsø Chamber Orchestra. Among other orchestras he has performed with are the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, the Brussels Philharmonic, and the Vienna Tonkünstler Orchestra. Kraggerud has collaborated with Joshua Bell, Leonidas Kavakos, Martha Argerich, Imogen Cooper, and Adrian Brendel, and he has performed in the BBC chamber concerts series. Kraggerud is artistic director of the Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra, with a contract running until 2020. He has composed more than 200 works, some in response to commissions from the Brodsky Quartet, the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, and the Britten Sinfonia. He has recorded for Naxos, 2L, and Simax Classics.
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