Conductor

Thomas Søndergård

Principal Conductor, BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Principal Guest Conductor, Royal Scottish National Orchestra

credit: Andy Buchanan

Introduction

Danish conductor Thomas Søndergård is Principal Conductor of BBC National Orchestra of Wales and also Principal Guest Conductor of Royal Scottish National Orchestra. He was Principal Conductor and Musical Advisor of the Norwegian Radio Orchestra from 2009-2012.

Plans for 2016/17 include debuts with Bayerische Staatsoper (Turandot), London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw, London Symphony Orchestra and Deutsche Oper Berlin (world premiere of Scartazzini’s Edward II) and return visits to Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Göteborgs Symfoniker, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Danish National Symphony Orchestra and Royal Stockholm Philharmonic. With RSNO, projects include Sibelius’ Violin Concerto with Janine Jansen and with BBC NOW, the complete Stravinsky Firebird, recordings and touring.


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Performance Schedule

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Discography

 
  • LINN: Sibelius Symphonies No. 2 & 7 More info  

    Label: LINN Records

    Release Date: 14 Apr 15

    In their debut commercial recording together, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Søndergård delight with Sibelius’ Symphonies No. 2 and 7 in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the composer.

  • Poul Ruders Vol. 6 (Piano Concerto No. 2) More info  

    Label: Bridge Records

    Release Date: 01 Mar 12

    Volume 6 of Bridge’s Poul Ruders series presents the premiere recordings of recent solo, chamber and orchestral compositions. The newest work is Ruders’s Piano Concerto No. 2, a brilliant 24-minute composition in three movements. This disc was short-listed in the 2011 Gramophone Awards.

    Vassily Primakov

    Norwegian Radio Orchestra

  • Vilde Frang / WDR Cologne More info  

    Label: EMI Classics

    Release Date: 01 Jun 10

    Thomas collaborates regularly with renowned violinist Vilde Frang, and for her debut disc on EMI (2010) they recorded Sibelius and Prokofiev 1 Violin Concerti, and Sibelius Humoresques.

BBC NOW

Thomas Søndergård was appointed Principal Conductor Designate of BBC National Orchestra of Wales in July 2011, and took up his position at the start of 2012/13 season.

RSNO

The 2012/13 Season marked the beginning of a new era for the Royal Scottish National Orchestra as Peter Oundjian officially took up his position as Music Director and Thomas Søndergård began his tenure as Principal Guest Conductor. The orchestra also appointmented two new Leaders: James Clark and Maya Iwabuchi. In March 2014 Thomas conducted the 100th birthday concert of the Usher Hall, Edinburgh.