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Thomas Søndergård


Danish conductor Thomas Søndergård is Principal Conductor of BBC National Orchestra of Wales BBCNOW) and Principal Guest Conductor of Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) where he will become Music Director from the start of the season 2018/19.

He was Principal Conductor and Musical Advisor of the Norwegian Radio Orchestra from 2009-2012.

Recent engagements include debuts with London Philharmonic,Royal Concertgebouw and London Symphony Orchestra, Bayerische Staatsoper Turandot and Deutsche Oper Berlin (world premiere of Scartazzini's Edward II). He has also made return visits to Oslo Philharmonic, Gothenburg Symphony, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic and Royal Danish Opera Il viaggio a Reims. With RSNO, recent highlights have included Sibelius' Violin Concerto with Janine Jansen and with BBC NOW, BBC Proms performances, the complete Stravinsky The Firebird, recordings and touring.

Recent seasons have included visits to Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Bamberger Symphoniker; leading tours with Junge Deutsche Philharmonie and European Union Youth Orchestra; Rotterdam Philharmonic, Netherlands Radio, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Brussels Philharmonic; Swedish Radio, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Orchestre National d'Ile de France; Toronto, Atlanta, Houston, Seattle, and Vancouver Symphony Orchestras, Philharmonia Orchestra and BBC Symphony Orchestra.

His discography with BBCNOW includes Sibelius Symphonies Nos. 2 & 7 and their most recent release Sibelius Symphonies 1 & 6. Other noteworthy recordings include violinist Vilde Frang's celebrated debut disc and Poul Ruders' Piano Concerto No. 2 which was nominated for a Gramophone Award in 2011. In 2011 he was awarded the prestigious Queen Ingrid Foundation Prize for services to Music in Denmark.

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