The winner of Opptakt is Aage Richard Meyer, a 26-year old, Stavanger-based and Stavanger-bred young conductor.
Aage has studied at the University of Stavanger and is currently serving as Assistant Conductor of the Bergen Philharmonic.
Opptakt is Talent Norge’s top launch programme in Dirigentløftet, a long-termed programme aimed at fostering Norwegian conducting talent that is owned and managed by Sparebankestiftelsen DNB and Talent Norge.
Aage Richard Meyer will be the participant in Opptakt 2021-2023. Other current participants in Opptakt include Daniel Reith (2020) and Tabita Berglund (2019). Opptakt presents all it’s awardees precious performance opportunities with leading Norwegian orchestras including Stavanger Symphony Orchestra.
The winner was chosen by a jury consisting of representatives of all participating eight orchestras, Dirigentløftet’s Faglig Råd, with input from a panel of international advisers who participated via Zoom.