Danish conductor Thomas Søndergård is Music Director of Royal Scottish National Orchestra, following six seasons as Principal Guest Conductor. He served as Principal Conductor of BBC National Orchestra of Wales (BBC NOW) from September 2012 – August 2018, and prior to this, as Principal Conductor and Musical Advisor of the Norwegian Radio Orchestra for three seasons.
He has conducted many leading orchestras, including Chicago Symphony, London Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, Royal Concertgebouw, London Symphony, Philharmonia Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic, Gothenburg Symphony, Danish National Symphony, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic and Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Bamberger Symphoniker; leading tours with Junge Deutsche Philharmonie and European Union Youth Orchestra; Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Netherlands Philharmonic, Luxembourg Philharmonic, Brussels Philharmonic; Swedish Radio Symphony, Finnish Radio Symphony, City of Birmingham Symphony, Sydney Symphony, Toronto Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Houston Symphony and Seattle Symphony.
The 2019/20 season includes debuts with NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover, Orchestre National de Lyon and Detroit Symphony Orchestra. He makes return visits to Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Bayerische Staatsoper orchestra, visits to the Guildhall Orchestra for performances of Mahler Symphony No. 7 at the Barbican Centre and a Korean tour with the orchestra of the Royal Danish Opera. Highlights with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra this season include Berg’s Seven Early Songs with Karen Cargill, Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde joined by Simon O’Neill and Jane Irwin, recording work and a European tour.
Video & Audio
Music Director Thomas Søndergård leads the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in their latest recording of […]
Thomas Søndergård leads the RDAM Symphony Orchestra and soloist Eduardo Sanchez Moreno in a performance […]
Music Director Thomas Søndergård, violinist Nicola Benedetti, pianist Steven Osborne and mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill introduce […]
Thomas Søndergård conducts the SWR Symphonieorchester in Thomas Adès’ …but all shall be well. For Orchestra at […]
Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin in rehearsals with Thomas Søndergård – Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 7.
Thomas Søndergård chats to Katherine Bryan (RSNO Principal Flute) about Scheherazade, working with RSNO principal players […]
Louise Alder sings ‘I want magic’ from André Previn’s ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’. Thomas Søndergård […]
The Royal Scottish National Orchestra appoints Danish conductor Thomas Søndergård as its next Music Director.
Recorded live at his recent long-awaited debut with Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (May 2014), Thomas Søndergård […]
Thomas Søndergård discusses his musical beginnings and life as a conductor in a recent interview […]
Watch Thomas conducting an excerpt from Shostakovich’s mighty Symphony No. 11 with BBC National Orchestra of […]