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) between September 2012 and August 2018, and prior to this, as Principal Conductor and Musical Advisor of the Norwegian Radio Orchestra for three seasons.
Highlights of Thomas’ 20/21 season with RSNO include leading its first digital season in works by Beethoven, Wagner and Mozart, among others. He also returns to the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Gothenburg Symphony, Danish National Symphony and Royal Danish Opera. This season sees Thomas makes his debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker and with Zurich Opera (The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny ).
UK guest conducting has included London Philharmonic, London Symphony, Philharmonia Orchestra, BBC Symphony, City of Birmingham Symphony and in Scandinavia, Danish National Symphony, Oslo Philharmonic, Gothenburg Symphony, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Swedish Radio Symphony and Finnish Radio Symphony. He has also toured with the Royal Danish Orchestra to Hamburg and Korea. German ensembles have included Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin (Berlin and Moscow), Mahler Chamber Orchestra (Berlin Festival and Poland) Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Bamberger Symphoniker and SWR Sinfonieorchester . Elsewhere in Europe, appearances have included Royal Concertgebouw, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Netherlands Philharmonic, Luxembourg Philharmonic and Brussels Philharmonic; Orchestre National de France, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse and Orchestre National de Lyon. North America has included Chicago Symphony, Toronto Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Houston Symphony and Seattle Symphony.
Video & Audio
Thomas Søndergård conducts the SWR Symphonieorchester in Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 6 at the Liederhalle Stuttgart, April 2018.
Thomas Søndergård leads the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in a performance of Mahler Symphony No. […]
Thomas Søndergård leads the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 […]
Music Director Thomas Søndergård leads the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in their latest recording of […]
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 […]