Danish conductor Thomas Søndergård is Principal Conductor of BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Principal Guest Conductor of Royal Scottish National Orchestra; a rare honour to hold titled positions with two major British orchestras. His appearances at the 2013 BBC Proms received wide praise from both audience and critics - this year he conducts at the Proms on consecutive nights: 11 and 12 August 2014 for Nielsen and Sibelius fifth symphonies respectively.
Plans for the 2014/15 season includes debuts with Sydney, Vancouver and New Zealand Symphony Orchestras and DSO Berlin. He returns to Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony, NACO Ottawa and Royal Stockholm Opera (Dialogues de Carmelites). Future highlights include his debut at Norske Opera, Oslo and Toronto Symphony Orchestra and returns to DSO Berlin, Atlanta and Houston Symphony Orchestras.