Thomas Søndergård has just been announced as Principal Conductor of BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
Many congratulations to Danish conductor Thomas Søndergård who has been appointed Principal Conductor of BBC National Orchestra of Wales and takes up the position in 2012/13 season for a minimum four years.
Søndergård made his début with the orchestra in December 2009 with a critically-acclaimed performance of Brahms 4th Symphony. He returned earlier this season with a programme of Sibelius and Stravinsky, collaborating with violinist Vilde Frang with whom he works frequently and of which the Guardian wrote: “Søndergård made a strong debut with BBCNOW a year ago, an impression he reinforced with his incisive approach… shaping the sounds with authority. The concerto burst into life with this combination of piercing intelligence and intense passion, and the partnership gave Sibelius’ fundamentally symphonic vision a thrilling vibrancy”.
To mark this special announcement, Søndergård conducts BBCNOW in concert this evening (including Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9) which will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 at 7:30pm, including an interval interview where he will discuss his exciting new appointment.
Further details here.
Click here to read an interview with Thomas about his appointment.