Concertmaster for the Colby Symphony Orchestra



Office: Bixler 206
Phone: 207-859-5679

Fax: 207-859-5679

Mailing Address

5670 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME 04901


D.M.A., University of Kansas at Lawrence, 2002
M.A., Norwegian State Academy of Music, 1988

B.A., Norwegian State Academy of Music, 1984

Areas of Expertise

  • Conductor
  • Chamber music coach
  • Instructor of violin/viola
  • Performer: violin/viola
  • Concertmaster

Professional Information

Conductor and violinist, Trond Saeverud, has been soloist with major orchestras in Europe and the US, including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s Lincoln Center, New York.  He has produced CD’s as soloist with orchestras in Denmark and Norway and he regularly premieres new works for the violin.  His solo CD, “Ghost”, with contemporary Norwegian violin works, received the Norwegian equivalent of a Grammy award (1997) and his recital CD “Hika” was awarded “editor’s choice”, Strad Magazine (May 2002).  He plays a 1750 Guadagnini violin owned by the Bank of Norway.  

Trond has conducted professional and community orchestras in Denmark, Norway and the USA, most recently in Maine, where he is founder and artistic director of the Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra with players from New Brunswick, Canada, and Maine, USA.  During Bangor Symphony’s recent conductor search, Trond conducted subscription and Pops concerts, including a very successful production of “West Side Story”.  

Engagements for this season include lectures, violin recitals, and master classes in Norway and Japan, and conducting the Galveston Symphony at the historic Galveston Opera House.  

Courses Currently Teaching 2012-2013

MU091 Lessons: Non-Credit
MU191 Lessons: Credit