Following composition, piano, organ and harpsichord studies in Norway and the Netherlands, Rolf Gupta studied conducting with Jorma Panula at the Sibelius Academy as well as with Ilya Musin and Herbert Blomstedt. His composition teachers have included Olav Anton Thommessen, Lasse Thoresen and Per Nørgård. Rolf Gupta has been Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra, Chief Conductor of the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and of the Norwegian Baroque Orchestra. In addition, he works with orchestras such as the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Frankfurt and Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestras, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Sydney Symphony. His repertoire extends from baroque and classical music, on both modern and period instruments, through to contemporary works, and he has collaborated closely with several composers including Hans Werner Henze, Luciano Berio, Magnus Lindberg and Bernhard Lang. Gupta’s background as a composer-conductor has also formed the basis for critically acclaimed readings of the standard repertoire.