Bjorn studied conducting with Colin Metters, at the Royal Academy of Music and his main influences include Ilya Musin, Nikolai Malko and Elizabeth Green. He is currently completing a book on conducting technique, Circles in the Air, and enjoys an international career as both conductor and teacher.
He is principal conductor of the Irish Memory Orchestra, the London Chamber Strings and the Huntingdonshire Philharmonic and works regularly in South Africa and Europe. He has also conducted the National Childrens Orchestra (NCO), and broadcast live for SABC Radio, the BBC and TV4 Ireland and recorded/produced for the King’s Way and EM record labels.
Bjorn regularly leads master classes at the Conservatoire in Stavanger, Norway, the Open Strings Course in Denmark, Pro Corda, ESTA and the Conservatoire at the University of Stellenbosch. He is currently Head of Strings at Bedford School.