The Orchestre de la Suisse Romande Foundation announced today that Daniel Harding will take up the position of Conductor-in-Residence for the 2021-22 and 2022-23 seasons. Daniel first worked with the OSR in September 2020, stepping in at short notice to conduct a programme of Tanguy, Chopin and Sibelius.
Commenting on the announcement, the British conductor said:
“It was an unexpected pleasure to get to know the OSR during these last months. I am grateful to my friend Maria João Pires for having asked me to come and work with her and them. That was the beginning of a special friendship with the musicians of the OSR, which we will celebrate and develop over the next two years. When Steve Roger and his team proposed to me some irresistible musical and thematic ideas I was hooked immediately. I look forward to spending more time with this orchestra and enjoying their unique and gorgeous musical personality.”
Daniel will perform at least two concert programmes with the orchestra each season. Planned projects include a focus on Goethe and Shakespeare and a recording of concertos by Sibelius and Barber with violinist Renaud Capuçon. Highlights elsewhere include returns to the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Wiener Philharmoniker, Berliner Philharmoniker, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, London Symphony Orchestra and concerts with Stockholm’s Swedish Radio Symphony where he is Music and Artistic Director.