Newly appointed Co-Principal Viola in the Oslo Philharmonic!

November 02, 2023

I am so happy to share that I have been appointed co-principal viola in the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra!

Starting this august I look forward to many musical adventures with my new colleagues. I will continue to do other engagements outside of the orchestra, but a big part of my time will be in the orchestra!

Recording of Alessandro Appignani Viola Concerto available now!

December 01, 2021

In May this year Eivind recorded the viola concerto by Alessandro Appignani!

Together with Orchestra of the Accademia dell’Annunciata conducted by Maestro Riccardo Doni.
The recording was made in the church of San Bernardino in Abbiategrasso, Italy

Listen to the viola concerto via this link:

Here is a short film excerpt from the recording session:


Norsjø Chamber Music Festival on Norwegian Broadcasting

July 27, 2021

The final concert in Norsjø Chamber Music Festival 2021 has been broadcaster on NRK.

It features new music by Norwegian composers such as Klaus Sandvik and Martin Ødegaard.

Ødegaards piece “Grains” for solo viola was world premiered by Eivind Ringstad.


Ringstad plays with a tenderness and poignancy that takes my breath away. Simply gorgeous!

Jerry Dubins | Fanfare Magazine
Mar-Apr 2018

Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad can convey Walton’s desire for a deep and colorful sound with his playing that creates the necessary depth. The Suite in the Old Style was carried out with a lot of feeling and noblesse

Pizzicato | Uwe Krusch
Dec 2017