Christian Øland is one of the Nordic region’s most promising young conducting talents. Highlights of the 2023/24 season include debuts with Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra.
Øland will also return to conduct orchestras such as Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra, Magdeburg Philharmoniker, South Denmark Philharmonic, The Nordic Chamber Orchestra, as well as Aalborg and Aarhus Symphony Orchestras.
With Copenhagen Philharmonic, Christian Øland will conduct the highly anticipated world premiere of the symphonic contemporary dance work ‘Leaning Tree’ by Danish composer Signe Lykke. The premiere will be in 'Skuespilhuset' in Copenhagen in October 2023.
Christian Øland was born in Denmark in 1994 and has studied in the renowned orchestral conducting class of The Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. He was admitted to The Sibelius Academy when he was 18 years old, and after just one year of studies, he was appointed Assistant Conductor of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra by the orchestra’s Chief Conductor Hannu Lintu and led the orchestra in concert. He worked closely with the FRSO’s visiting conductors including Esa Pekka Salonen, Herbert Blomstedt and Oliver Knussen. With Oliver Knussen he prepared a performance of Reinbert de Leeuw’s ‘Der Nächtige Wanderer’ and conducted the off-stage ensemble in concert. Furthermore, Christian Øland conducted the orchestra's educational and youth concerts.
Christian Øland has worked with orchestras such as The Danish National Symphony Orchestra, The Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, The Royal Danish Orchestra, The Royal Swedish Orchestra(The Royal Swedish Opera and Ballet), The Danish National Opera, Magdeburg Philharmoniker, Slovak State Philharmonic Košice, Copenhagen Philharmonic, South Denmark Philharmonic, Wermland Opera, The Nordic Chamber Orchestra, Jönköping Sinfonietta, and Jyväskylä Sinfonia. In his home country Denmark, Christian Øland is a regular guest conductor with most of the regional orchestras.