Lofoten International Chamber Music Festival 2021

Lofoten International Chamber Music Festival 2021

It is again ready for this year’s festival. Lofoten International Chamber Music Festival 2021 is held July – 11. 5th – 11th.. Despite uncertain times, a week with a full program around Lofoten is planned. The biggest changes from the past will be found in the concert formats; shorter concerts without breaks, more concerts, and some new concert locations.

The program for the festival will be published very soon. Follow the festival on Facebook for continuous updates.

Read the latest news about the festival here.

Read more about the history of the Lofoten International Chamber Music Festival here.


Once again, we can present artists at an internationally high level. Because of restrictions we have only invited artists from Norway this time. There may be changes before the festival.


Because of restrictions there will be shorter concerts than usual. There will also be no breaks during the concerts. In return, more concerts are planned than usual. The program wil be ready and published very soon.

Infection control

Restrictions related to infection control will also affect this year’s festival. For your own and others’ safety, we ask you to pay extra attention. The festival has planned a number of measures to limit the risk of infection at all events.


Tickets for the Lofoten International Chamber Music Festival 2021 will go on sale as soon as the program is ready. Follow us on Facebookfor continuous updates.

Arvid Engegård | artistic director

Arvid Engegård is the artistic director of the Lofoten International Chamber Music Festival. He comes from Bodø, but lives in Oslo today. He was educated in Trondheim, New York and Salzburg, where he had the legendary Sandor Vegh as a teacher.

He has all his life had a special interest in chamber music, and was for 10 years primarius for the Orlando Quartet in Holland.

During the festival’s first edition in 2004, he met musicians that he immediately established in a new quartet, the Engegård Quartet. This ensemble today enjoys international recognition and is in great demand throughout the Nordic region.

Since its establishment, the quartet has been the closest one can call a “house quartet” to the festival, and is always central to the program. Through the establishment of the Oslo Quartet Series, the Engegård Quartet has contributed to the string quartet as an ensemble gaining a fresh lease of life.

Today, Engegård is also a widely used conductor, where he often gets assignments within the Viennese classical repertoire, a repertoire he masters better than anyone else in Norway.

Arvid Engegård

Contact us

General Manager

Knut Kirkesæther
E-mail: knut@lofotenfestival.com
Phone: +47 913 98 640

Events | Market

Christian Winther Farstad
E-mail: christian@lofotenfestival.com
Phone: +47 952 22 640

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