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Christian Eggen

When Christian Eggen began his conducting career in 1981, he had already established a highly successful career as a pianist. He made his international breakthrough as a conductor during the World Music Days in 1990 and rapidly became one of the Nordic countries’ most prominent conductors, particularly favoured for his performances of contemporary music. He is the artistic director of the Oslo Sinfonietta and the Cikada ensemble. Eggen was the focus of international attention in 1999 following his performance of Kurtágs Steele with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra; he has collaborated with leading contemporary music ensembles like musikFabrik (Cologne) and Ensemble InterContemporain (Paris) and with composers such as Cage, Xenakis, Dillon, Lachenmann, Lutoslawski, Kurtág, Barrett, Tan Dun, Saariaho and Lindberg.