Marit Tøndel Bodsberg Weyde is one of Norway’s leading conductors. She teaches conducting at the Norwegian Academy of Music and is Chief Conductor for Kilden Vokalensemble (KVE) in Kristiansand. She is also the conductor and musical director for Kvindelige Studenters Sangforening (KSS) and Den norske Studentersangforening (DnS), both leading academic choirs at the University of Oslo.


Marit’s most recent and upcoming engagements include:

  • the concert ‘Powerful Choral Works’ w. Kristiansand Symphonic Orchestra (KSO);
  • conductor for KSO and choir during the National Festival for Choirs, Norges Korforbund;
  • conductor for KSO and Kilden vocal ensemble in var. projects, including a tour with Mozart’s Requiem;
  • assistant conductor in Mozart’s Don Giovanni at Kilden Concert House;
  • conductor and actor in the comedy series CODA KORK w. NRK and the Norwegian Radio Orchestra.


Marit has worked with several of Norway’s most prominent choirs and orchestras. With her energetic personality and musical dedication, she is not only an acclaimed conductor but also an inspiring and popular teacher and speaker, being frequently invited to sit on panels or asked to adjudicate. She has received several prestigious honors and awards in international choir competitions, and in addition to nine first prizes, Kvindelige Studenters Sangforening was ranked number one in INTERKULTUR’s world ranking of competing female choirs from 2015-2020. Marit has also received several awards for conducting, both in Europe and in Norway.

Marit has participated in numerous highly acclaimed recordings, both as conductor and musical director. Her work has garnered great praise, with reviewers commending her emphasis on language, phrasing, and interpretation. “Stille som sne” with KSS was nominated for OPUS Klassik 2021 in the category “Chorwerk Einspielung”.

Her most recent recordings include Magnificat (Ellen Andrea Wang, LAWO Classics, 2023) and I signet juletid (LAWO Classics, 2023).


Marit Tøndel Bodsberg Weyde – Johannes Brahms – Drei geistliche Chöre, Op. 37 No. 3: Regina Coeli (2013)

Marit Tøndel Bodsberg Weyde – Sigurd Islandsmoen – Det lysnet i skogen (2018)

Marit Tøndel Bodsberg Weyde – György Orbán – Pange lingua (2019)

Marit Tøndel Bodsberg Weyde – Johannes Brahms – Vier Gesänge, Op. 17: Es tönt ein voller Harfenklang (2013)

Marit Tøndel Bodsberg Weyde – Johann Abraham Peter Schulz – Her kjem me, dine arme smaa (Arr. Idunn Vindspoll) (2020)

Marit Tøndel Bodsberg Weyde – Petar Liondev – Kaval Sviri (2019)