Arild Erikstad

Arild Erikstad
Music producer, music journalist, Vice President IMZ

Arild Erikstad
Norwegian Broadcasting Corp. NRK

From 1991 -2005 Head of Music TV at NRK in Oslo, Norway. For more than 25 years editor and moderator for a weekly classical music slot; Hovedscenen (The Main stage) presenting concerts, opera and dance. Responsible for national and international music co-productions.
- Executive producer/Executive International Relations TV Music at NRK in Oslo, Norway.
- 2013-2024 President of the IMZ music and Media Centre, Vienna
- Vice President of the EBU Music Expert Group since 1999 and jury member  Rose d’Or 2007, Head of the Jury Golden Prague 2006 and Head of Jury Prix Italia  2004,-06,-09. Jury member of CineDance festival 2010 and 2022
- Educated as Dipl. Sound master he started his career within NRK as a Tonmeister/Music producer for Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra from 1982-1991, working closely with Mariss Jansons making CDs and radio/TV productions. For more than thirty years he has produced CDs with all the leading musicians, orchestras and ensembles in Norway. 
- Over more than 30 years as moderator in television, Erikstad has made longer interviews with personalities like Mariss Jansons, Placido Domingo, Kiri Te Kanawa, Bobby McFerrin, Tan Dun, Lang Lang, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Bryn Terfel, Anna Netrebko, Gustavo Dudamel etc. 
- Erikstad has made several documentaries and portraits; Rolf Wallin – music in new clothing, (2006), Vilde Frang – the violin is my voice, (2016), The sound of Leif Ove Andsnes, ( 2022), The Sound of Thine Thing Helseth (2023), and he has also been an active co-producer in several international TV productions.