The Royal Scottish National Orchestra announced today that their current Music Director, Thomas Søndergård will extend his contract for three further years to remain with the Orchestra until Autumn 2024.
Thomas, who was appointed Principal Conductor of the orchestra in September 2018 commented on today’s extension announcement:
“I am so excited to announce my time as Music Director of this wonderful Orchestra will continue for years to come, and I cannot wait to open our Spring-Summer Digital Season with my friends in Scotland.”
Chief Executive of the RSNO, Alistair Mackie, also said:
“We are thrilled to confirm our Music Director Thomas Søndergård is extending his contract to remain with the RSNO, and are eagerly anticipating his return to Scotland for the opening concert of our Spring-Summer Digital Season featuring Nicola Benedetti.
The announcement of the extension of Thomas’ Music Director contract coincides with the news of his Berliner Philharmoniker debut this weekend, stepping in to conduct Sibelius’ Symphony No.6 alongside works by Prokofiev and Weill at the Philharmonie.
Thomas’ next appearance with the RNSO will be on Friday 16 April 2021 with Nicola Benedetti performing Szymanowski’s Violin Concerto No.1. Further details can be found on the RSNO website. Other spring highlights will also include return visits to the Orchestre National de France and Gothenburg Symphony.