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.

Out now! on “The Violin Channel”

January 19, 2021

Sharing some thoughts on my latest release Correspondances in The Violin Channel!

Review in The Strad

December 25, 2020

Eivind Ringstad: Correspondances

“A beautifully constructed recital from a virtuoso viola player”


Eivind Ringstad BBT Press release for Rubicon Classics

October 26, 2020

Eivind Ringstad Rubicon Press release (PDF)

Read the full blog text on the recording process here:

Here is a short excerpt:

“In October 2019, I was at Snape Maltings, near Aldeburgh and very much associated with Benjamin Britten, to record my first recital CD. Shortly to be released on Rubicon Classics, I was joined by my regular recital partner, German pianist David Meier – who I’ve known and worked with for ten years – and the Norwegian composer Peder Barratt-Due (as well as the recording team, of course). We spent three days recording six works in the Britten Studio in the very beautiful surroundings of the Maltings.”

 This is the first time I recorded a full recital CD with piano, so without any experience like this, I was really wondering how it would work out. The first day we started of recording Hindemith’s Sonata. The recording team were easy to work with and David was having a good time playing the entire repertoire from memory! At the end of the day I noticed the sound of my viola’s C-string wasn’t as good as it should be. It was kind of ‘tired’ and had a “buzzing” sound and I feared that it would be the same on the recording.  It was! Therefore, with the producer, we decided to re-record some of the parts of the Hindemith Sonata again the next day, but with a new C-string.”

– Eivind Ringstad