Jan Bjørnar Sture
Associate Professor Jan-Bjørnar Sture is an organist and pianist who received his education in Bergen, Helsinki and at the University of Iowa in the US. Since his student days, he has spent most of his time collaborating with singers. He was the répétiteur for the Norwegian Opera before joining the Academy of Opera in 1980, where he still works in addition to his extensive freelance activities. In 2005–2013, he took part in a permanent exchange with the Royal Danish Theatre in Copenhagen, where he was responsible for parts of the examination productions. He worked with Opera Mobile, Norsk Kammeropera and Musikkteatret in Trondheim for many years as a répétiteur, musical director and conductor.