About us


The Lofoten International Chamber Music Festival is a foundation with Vågan municipality, Knut Kirkesæther and Arvid Engegård as founders.

Brynjar Tollefsen, (Chairman) Astrid Lindgaard Olsen (Vice Chairman), Christian Winther Farstad, Hilde Hovde and Eimund Kibsgaard Nordberg. Deputy: Beryl Jusnes Engum, Wenche Bolle and Nils Kaltenborn.

Knut Kirkesæther | general manager
Christian Winther Farstad | event and market
Arvid Engegård | artistic director

Lofoten International Chamber Music Festival


In order for both artists and the audience to get the most out of the festival, there are many tasks that need to be solved. Both before and after the concerts, we work hard to make each concert a highlight.

The festivals would have been impossible without a large network of knowledgeable and dedicated people.

If you would like to contribute as a volunteer during the festivals, you are most welcome. Please contact us for more information.

What can you do?

The festival has many different tasks that need to be solved, throughout the week. Since the concerts are spread around Lofoten it is an advantage to have your own car. The festival nevertheless tries to plan a common transport where possible.

Food/catering | Serving | Bar Operation | Audience Host | Security | Ticket sales | Artistvert | Passenger transport | Instrument transportation

What can we offer?

If you want to contribute, you will have a week with a unique community, wonderful music, and great experiences. Most of the tasks are related to the concerts. You will therefore be at the core of what happens when you contribute. In addition, you will have free access to one or more concerts.

Are you interested in volunteering? Send us a message and we will contact you.


The Friends association is our closest supporters and ambassadors. Members pay an annual subscription of NOK. 500, -. As a member, there are a number of benefits associated with the festival.

Member Benefits:

  • Advance access to the program for each festival. It is also invited to its own collections where the program is presented exclusively.
  • Advance access to tickets.
  • Own reception in connection with the opening concert for each festival. Here, several of the artists are presented exclusively.
  • The festival’s own festival tour: Every second year our own music tours are arranged with exclusive program and guide to relevant cultural cities in Europe.

Are you interested in joining the Friends Association? Send us a message and we will contact you.