Teaser from Eivind Buene's Schubert Lounge

February 2018

Get a short preview of the newest collaboration between Eivind Buene and Oslo Sinfonietta! To be premiered in winter 2018/19

Oslo Sinfonietta, Christian Eggen (conductor, piano), Tora Augestad (mezzo-sopran), Halvor Festervoll Melien (baritone), Eivind Buene (vocals, piano)

New daily manager of Oslo Sinfonietta and Cikada

December 2017

Foreningen Oslo Sinfonietta og Cikada welcomes Sarah Ludwig-Simkin as it's new daily manager. Ludwig-Simkin has her background in musicology and European ethnology/cultural science from Philipps-Universität Marburg (Germany). She has previously worked with the German contemporary music ensemble Ensemble Modern and, among others, Telemark Kammerorkester, POING, Kasseler Musiktage and Jazzinstitut Darmstadt. She is of German-English origin and has lived in Norway for the last years.

Ludwig-Simkin will take up the post on 1 January 2018, succeeding Maria Fonneløp, who is moving on to a position at the Munch Museum.

Oslo Sinfonietta has been granted funding from Arts Council Norway for the commissioning of a new work by Eivind Buene.

September 2017


Buene has already experimented with what happens when Schubert’s lieder meet a Fender Rhodes piano, but what happens when Schubert, Buene and Rhodes meet Oslo Sinfonietta?

We will all find out at the work’s world premiere in 2019. Stay posted!

"Bare en stillhet som kaster meg ut i universet av ensomhet" – Review

September 2017

The world premiere of “Bare en stillhet som kaster meg ut i universet av ensomhet” was reviewed on NRK’s Spillerom, Monday 18 September 2017.

Listen to Spillerom’s review here.

And sing... - New release!


Maja S.K. Ratkje: And sing ... Performed by CIKADA, Oslo Sinfonietta, Maja S.K. Ratkje(voice), and Christian Eggen(conductor)is released on 2L.


This album interleaves the composer's own voice as a performer with the ensemble sound of CIKADA and Oslo Sinfonietta. In "And sing while thou on pressed flowers dost sleep" the voice is pre-recorded, and the sound files are played through loudspeakers placed among the musicians. In Concerto for Voice (moods IIIb) the composer is performing live a solo part for amplified voice, using much wider dynamics and improvisation. While performing has influenced and inspired Maja S. K. Ratkje's composing, the opposite is also true – even though it's too simple to say that she improvises like a composer and composes like an improvising musician: "The process of composition is primarily about mastering form and contextualising elements – both the actual sounds and the formal units – musically," she says.


Immersive Audio is a sonic sculpture that you can literally move around and relate to spatially; surrounded by music you can move about in the aural space and choose angles, vantage points and positions. Dolby Atmos and the Auro-3D on this Pure Audio Blu-ray delivers a new standard in immersion, fully enveloping the audience in a cocoon of life-like audio.


Get your digital copy here

Lachenmann! concerts nominated to critics' award

Ole Albrekt Nedrelid August 2015



The Norwegian Critics' Association, Kritikerlaget, has nominated Oslo Sinfonietta and Christian Eggen to the critics' music award after the performance of the Lachenmann! concerts in Bergen and Oslo 9–10 June 2015. The announcement of the winner will take place 24 September in Oslo.


Read more about the award here (information in Norwegian only).

Recording Ratkje

Ole Albrekt Nedrelid April 2015



This spring the two ensembles Oslo Sinfonietta and Cikada are working on a joint recording, consisting of works by the acclaimed Norwegian composer Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje. While Cikada last February recorded the piece And Sing While Thou On Pressed Flowers Dost Sleep, Oslo Sinfonietta is now working on Concerto for Voice (moods IIIb) – including Ratkje herself as the voice soloist. The recording session is set for 18–19 April 2015 with an expected release during 2016. The whole project is conducted by Christian Eggen and recorded and released by the record label 2L.


Visit Maja S. K. Ratkje's website here.

Welcome to our new site!

Anette Pauline Forsbakk March 2015

We are all very happy to announce that our sparkling new web site’s finally up and running!

After many long months’ work, we are proud to show you our up-dated look.

So, what’s new? We’ve refreshed the content, and tied it all in with our social media activity. You’ll find new biographies and a 2015-version of the repertoire list. We’ve also added some new features, such as a mobile friendly version of the site and an easily manageable playlist.

We aim to always keep you updated on our concerts and latest events.

More exciting news will come, so stay tuned!