Guro Ansteensen Haugli (born 1994) is a young Norwegian conductor currently residing in Stavanger, Norway. Haugli is proficient in a wide variety of genres and ensembles and frequently works with both symphonic orchestras as well as wind bands and smaller ensembles.
Haugli graduated from the University of Stavanger, Faculty of Performing Arts in June 2020 after completing her master’s degree in conducting. During her studies at the University of Stavanger, which also included a bachelor degree, she has studied with several teachers, among them Peter Szilvay, Bjarte Engeset, Jukka Iisakkila, Trond Korsgård and Morten Wensberg. In 2016 she studied with Arturo Tamayo at the music academy Musikene in San Sebastian, Spain as part of an Erasmus+ exchange program.
In 2018 Haugli was accepted as a participant of Dirigentløftet’s and Talent Norge’s elite program for young conductors, Dirigentforum. After her first two-year period of Dirigentforum was completed she was accepted to Dirigentforum level 2, a place she will hold until 2022.
She has participated in masterclasses with renowned conductors including Johannes Schlaefli, Jorma Panula, Mark Stringer and Sascha Goetzel. Haugli has participated in masterclasses both domestically and internationally, conducting ensembles such as Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, Budafok Dohnanyi Orchestra, Ensemble Ernst, and several of Norway’s military bands.
During a period of two years (2017-2019), Haugli was a participant of Maestra, a program dedicated to promoting young, female conductors in Norway resulting in several performances with high-level wind bands in Norway.
Haugli is currently working as conductor for Stavanger Musikkorps av 1919, a position she started in August 2020. From 2017-2019 she worked as a teacher of conducting at the University of Stavanger, teaching an introductory class to instrumentalists. In the same period she was also a part of the teaching staff at Conductor’s Week (Dirigentuka), teaching at the two-day introductory weekend-course. From 2018 she has been working as producer and co-ordinator for Conductor’s Week.