The Norwegian conductor Rolf Gupta is a wide-ranging artist who effortlessly spans everything from Baroque music played on original instruments to classical symphonies and recently composed works. He is artistic director and chief conductor of the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra and has earlier been principal conductor of the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and the Norwegian Baroque Orchestra. Rolf Gupta, who has also trained as a composer, is well known for putting together unconventional concerts with many living composers on the programme. As an able interpreter of contemporary music, he has conducted world premieres of works by leading composers including Hans Werner Henze, Luciano Berio, Magnus Lindberg, Peter Maxwell Davies and his own former teacher Per Nørgård. Rolf Gupta is a frequent guest conductor with the Oslo Philharmonic, with whom he has also recorded and toured. He has worked with orchestras like MDR Leipzig, the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra della Toscana, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Remix Ensemble, Avanti! and Ensemble InterContemporain. Gupta has also made a name as an opera conductor and has worked at opera houses in Norway, Finland, Frankfurt and Holland with both classical and contemporary works. In addition Gupta has been artistic director of festivals in Berlin and Kristiansand, and has recorded CDs with among others Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica as well as the Norwegian Radio Orchestra.