Conductor

Thomas Søndergård

Principal Conductor, BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Principal Guest Conductor, Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Music Director, Royal Scottish National Orchestra from September 2018

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. He has recently been announced as Music Director of Royal Scottish National Orchestra from September 2018.

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

  • 19:00 01 Sep 2017 Norske Opera, OSLO More info  

    MOZART ‘The Magic Flute’

    Conductor: THOMAS SONDERGARD

    Director: Alexander Mørk-Eidem
    Revival Director: Erlend Samnøen
    Set Designer: Christian Friedländer
    Costume Designer: Maria Gyllenhoff
    Musical Conceptual Developer: Atle Halstensen
    Electronic Sound: Fredrik Baden

    Nattens Dronning: Lina Johnson
    Papagena: Silvia Moi
    Pamina: Mari Eriksmoen
    Papageno: Atle Antonsen
    Sarastro: Henning von Schulman
    Tamino: Marius Roth Christensen

  • 18:00 02 Sep 2017 Norske Opera, OSLO More info  

    MOZART ‘The Magic Flute’

    Conductor: THOMAS SONDERGARD

    Director: Alexander Mørk-Eidem
    Revival Director: Erlend Samnøen
    Set Designer: Christian Friedländer
    Costume Designer: Maria Gyllenhoff
    Musical Conceptual Developer: Atle Halstensen
    Electronic Sound: Fredrik Baden

    Nattens Dronning: Lina Johnson
    Papagena: Kari Ulfsnes Kleiven
    Pamina: Mari Eriksmoen
    Papageno: Atle Antonsen
    Sarastro: Jens-Erik Aasbø
    Tamino: Thorbjørn Gulbrandsøy

  • 19:00 06 Sep 2017 Norske Opera, OSLO More info  

    MOZART ‘The Magic Flute’

    Conductor: THOMAS SONDERGARD

    Director: Alexander Mørk-Eidem
    Revival Director: Erlend Samnøen
    Set Designer: Christian Friedländer
    Costume Designer: Maria Gyllenhoff
    Musical Conceptual Developer: Atle Halstensen
    Electronic Sound: Fredrik Baden

    Nattens Dronning: Lina Johnson
    Papagena: Silvia Moi
    Pamina: Mari Eriksmoen
    Papageno: Atle Antonsen
    Sarastro: Henning von Schulman
    Tamino: Marius Roth Christensen

  • 19:00 12 Sep 2017 Norske Opera, OSLO More info  

    MOZART ‘The Magic Flute’

    Conductor: THOMAS SONDERGARD

    Director: Alexander Mørk-Eidem
    Revival Director: Erlend Samnøen
    Set Designer: Christian Friedländer
    Costume Designer: Maria Gyllenhoff
    Musical Conceptual Developer: Atle Halstensen
    Electronic Sound: Fredrik Baden

    Nattens Dronning: Eir Inderhaug
    Papagena: Kari Ulfsnes Kleiven
    Pamina: Eli Kristin Hanssveen
    Papageno: Atle Antonsen
    Sarastro: Jens-Erik Aasbø
    Tamino: Thorbjørn Gulbrandsøy

  • 18:00 16 Sep 2017 Norske Opera, OSLO More info  

    MOZART ‘The Magic Flute’

    Conductor: THOMAS SONDERGARD

    Director: Alexander Mørk-Eidem
    Revival Director: Erlend Samnøen
    Set Designer: Christian Friedländer
    Costume Designer: Maria Gyllenhoff
    Musical Conceptual Developer: Atle Halstensen
    Electronic Sound: Fredrik Baden

    Nattens Dronning: Lina Johnson
    Papagena: Silvia Moi
    Pamina: Mari Eriksmoen
    Papageno: Atle Antonsen
    Sarastro: Henning von Schulman
    Tamino: Marius Roth Christensen

  • 18:00 17 Sep 2017 Norske Opera, OSLO More info  

    MOZART ‘The Magic Flute’

    Conductor: THOMAS SONDERGARD

    Director: Alexander Mørk-Eidem
    Revival Director: Erlend Samnøen
    Set Designer: Christian Friedländer
    Costume Designer: Maria Gyllenhoff
    Musical Conceptual Developer: Atle Halstensen
    Electronic Sound: Fredrik Baden

    Nattens Dronning: Eir Inderhaug
    Papagena: Kari Ulfsnes Kleiven
    Pamina: Eli Kristin Hanssveen
    Papageno: Atle Antonsen
    Sarastro: Jens-Erik Aasbø
    Tamino: Thorbjørn Gulbrandsøy

  • 19:30 23 Sep 2017 Kursaal Bern, BERN More info  

    RAVEL ‘Valses nobles et sentimentales’
    LALO Cello concerto
    – INTERVAL –
    RAVEL ‘Rhapsodie Espagnole’
    DE FALLA ‘El Amor Brujo’

    Conductor: THOMAS SONDERGARD
    Cello: Gautier Capuçon
    Berner Symphonieorchester

  • 17:00 24 Sep 2017 Kursaal Bern, BERN More info  

    RAVEL ‘Valses nobles et sentimentales’
    LALO Cello concerto
    – INTERVAL –
    RAVEL ‘Rhapsodie Espagnole’
    DE FALLA ‘El Amor Brujo’

    Conductor: THOMAS SONDERGARD
    Cello: Gautier Capuçon
    Berner Symphonieorchester

  • 19:00 29 Sep 2017 Norske Opera, OSLO More info  

    MOZART ‘The Magic Flute’

    Conductor: THOMAS SONDERGARD

    Director: Alexander Mørk-Eidem
    Revival Director: Erlend Samnøen
    Set Designer: Christian Friedländer
    Costume Designer: Maria Gyllenhoff
    Musical Conceptual Developer: Atle Halstensen
    Electronic Sound: Fredrik Baden

    Nattens Dronning: Lina Johnson
    Papagena: Silvia Moi
    Pamina: Mari Eriksmoen
    Papageno: Atle Antonsen
    Sarastro: Henning von Schulman
    Tamino: Marius Roth Christensen

  • 19:00 02 Oct 2017 Norske Opera, OSLO More info  

    MOZART ‘The Magic Flute’

    Conductor: THOMAS SONDERGARD

    Director: Alexander Mørk-Eidem
    Revival Director: Erlend Samnøen
    Set Designer: Christian Friedländer
    Costume Designer: Maria Gyllenhoff
    Musical Conceptual Developer: Atle Halstensen
    Electronic Sound: Fredrik Baden

    Nattens Dronning: Eir Inderhaug
    Papagena: Silvia Moi
    Pamina: Eli Kristin Hanssveen
    Papageno: Atle Antonsen
    Sarastro: Jens-Erik Aasbø
    Tamino: Thorbjørn Gulbrandsøy

  • 20:00 25 Oct 2017 Sydney Opera House, SYDNEY More info  

    SIBELIUS Nocturne & Serenade from ‘King Kristian II’ Suite
    SIBELIUS Violin Concerto in D Minor
    – Interval –
    MAHLER Symphony No. 1

    Conductor: THOMAS SONDERGARD
    Violin: Janine Jansen
    Sydney Symphony Orchestra

  • 20:00 27 Oct 2017 Sydney Opera House, SYDNEY More info  

    SIBELIUS Nocturne & Serenade from ‘King Kristian II’ Suite
    SIBELIUS Violin Concerto in D Minor
    – Interval –
    MAHLER Symphony No. 1

    Conductor: THOMAS SONDERGARD
    Violin: Janine Jansen
    Sydney Symphony Orchestra

  • 20:00 28 Oct 2017 Sydney Opera House, SYDNEY More info  

    SIBELIUS Nocturne & Serenade from ‘King Kristian II’ Suite
    SIBELIUS Violin Concerto in D Minor
    – Interval –
    MAHLER Symphony No. 1

    Conductor: THOMAS SONDERGARD
    Violin: Janine Jansen
    Sydney Symphony Orchestra

  • 19:00 30 Oct 2017 Sydney Opera House, SYDNEY More info  

    SIBELIUS Nocturne & Serenade from ‘King Kristian II’ Suite
    SIBELIUS Violin Concerto in D Minor
    – Interval –
    MAHLER Symphony No. 1

    Conductor: THOMAS SONDERGARD
    Violin: Janine Jansen
    Sydney Symphony Orchestra

From The Green Room

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.