Mariann Bjørnelv new festival director

Mariann Bjørnelv has been hired as the new festival director at Moldejazz, starting March 1st, 2021

Mariann Bjørnelv is taking over the position as festival director at Moldejazz on March 1st 2021. Leaving here position as general manager of the student house Folken in Stavanger behind, which she has held for over 7 years.

Previously she´s also been the general manager of STAR, Rogaland's competence center for rhythmic music. She is a board member of Norwegian Concert Organizers and a lecturer for Norwegian Live Music Association in the topics of volunteering, personnel, organization and finance. Today she also holds various roles in the Mablis-festival, Skral Festival and has worked with a number of other festivals. She has a bachelor's degree in hotel and financial management and a general degree in music in addition to university studies in culture and management. Through her work and as a performing musician, she has gained a large network and broad experience in the field.

«Mariann has convinced us of her commitment, knowledge and competence related to the development and operation of cultural institutions. With her winning creature and leadership style, I have good faith that she will be welcome in the Moldejazz 'administration, among the volunteers, to partners and the city's jazz-loving audience. It is with great satisfaction and joy that we look forward to welcoming Mariann to lead Moldejazz into a new era and to new experiences", says chairman of the board of Moldejazz, Stein Berg Oshaug.

«Moldejazz is leading in Norwegian music life, an institution that sets standards and leads the way. When the job as festival director was open, there was no doubt, I had to try this! I still can´t believe it. I am really looking forward getting to know the festival and the city and to live in a place with such beautiful mountains. I'm sure Molde and I will have a very good time", says Mariann Bjørnelv.

Cecilie Nogva, is acting festival director from January 1st, to March 1st 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact:
Chairman of the board - Moldejazz: Stein Berg Oshaug, phone: 40441111
Festival director - Moldejazz: Mariann Bjørnelv, phone: 90961092