British-born conductor Rumon Gamba held the positions of Principal Conductor and MusicDirector of NorrlandsOperan between 2008 and 2015 and Chief Conductor of the Aalborg Symfoniorkester between 2011 and 2015. He was also Chief Conductor and Music Director of Iceland Symphony Orchestra between 2002 and 2010. Rumon Gamba’s forthcoming engagements include concerts with the BBC, Helsingborg, and Kristiansand Symphony orchestras, WDR Rundfunkorchester Köln, and AMG Basel. He will also return to NorrlandsOperan for a new production of Rigoletto and he will conduct the orchestra on tour as part of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra’s annual composer weekend to perform Mats Larsson Gothe's Symphony No.2.
A champion of new music, Gamba has conducted several high profile premieres including the first performances of Nico Muhly’s Two Boys at English National Opera and the Swedish premieres of Poul Ruders' Dancer in the Dark and Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Blood on the Floor – both with NorrlandsOperan.
In celebration of Umeå’s status as European Capital of Culture 2014, he conducted NorrlandsOperan in an epic production of Elektra in collaboration with La Fura dels Baus. He also led them in acclaimed productions of Otello, Carmen and La bohème, as well as a large number of world premieres of works by Swedish composers including Kent Olofsson, B Tommy Andersson and Tobias Broström. Gamba has also presented a number of these composers in concert with BBC Symphony Orchestra.