Jan Bjøranger is currently professor and head of the string department at the University of Stavanger. In spite of a very active career as performing artist he has, or is still coaching a large part of the group of young string players currently making a name for themselves in Norway and also internationally. Jan Bjøranger has also given master classes and lectures in several countries, including at the Mozarteum Salzburg and Hochschule für Musik und Theater „Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy“ Leipzig, as well as at most academies in Norway.
Bjøranger is a sought-after leader for ensembles and orchestras in Scandinavia, including the Gothenburg Symphony, Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Gothenburg Opera, Norrköping Symphony, Norrland Symphony, Västerås Sinfonietta, Camerata Nordica and Sundsvall Chamber Orchestra in Sweden, as well as orchestras in Trondheim and Stavanger. Jan Bjøranger is currently artistic director of the newly founded ensemble EnB1 in Stavanger.
As a soloist and chamber musician, Jan Bjøranger has performed in countries like Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Germany, Swizerland and the USA.
Bjøranger performs frequently with musicians like Peter Jablonski, Per Tengstrand, Enrico Pace, Lars Anders Tomter, Göran Söllscher, Dan Laurin as well as Janine Jansen and Thorleif Thedeen. With The Norwegian Chamber Orchestra he has toured Asia and the USA as well as most European countries.
Jan Bjøranger has performed on Swedish and Norwegian radio and television and also on German television. He was the artistic director of the Umeå International Chamber Music Festival in Sweden for many years, as well as of the KGA Festival in Norway.
He has cooperated with composers like James MacMillan, Arvo Pärt, Mark Anthony Turnage, Piers Hellawell, Daniel Schnyder and Gija Kancheli.