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Thomas Dausgaard

“A conductor of rare conviction and insight.“ -Geoffrey Norris, Daily Telegraph

Thomas Dausgaard is Music Director of the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, a position he has held since September 1997. They are in the process of recording all the Beethoven orchestral music for Simax, and the 5 discs released so far have each received outstanding critical acclaim. Last year he conducted the Swedish Chamber Orchestra in an extremely successful 11-concert tour of Germany and they will make a second tour in Spring 2003. In January 2001 he took up his appointment as Principal Guest Conductor of the Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra with whom he has enjoyed a long association, and has made his debut at the Berlin Philharmonie and Vienna Konzerthaus. In July 2002 he conducted them on tour in the UK, including a performance in the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall. “Dausgaard brought it (Brahms´s First Symphony) not only freshness and drive but also depth and maturity." David Fanning, Daily Telegraph.
Thomas Dausgaard guest conducts at a very high level, including the Bayerischer Rundfunk, Dresden Philharmonic, Frankfurt Radio Symphony and Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestras in Germany, and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France in Paris. In Scandinavia he appears regularly with the Swedish Radio Symphony and Oslo Philharmonic Orchestras. He has conducted the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra in St Petersburg and on tour in Italy, where he also conducted the RAI Turin and La Scala Philharmonic Orchestras.
In the UK he made a very successful Proms debut with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra in 2001 and returned to the orchestra earlier this year to conduct Beethoven´s Ninth Symphony in the Bridgewater Hall. Last season he made his debut with the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, replacing Yuri Temirkanov at short notice, and with the BBC Scottish and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestras. He has also worked with the Royal Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Halle´, Scottish Chamber, BBC NOW and BBC Symphony Orchestras.
In North America Thomas Dausgaard made his New York debut last summer at the Mostly Mozart Festival in New York and in January he made a very successful debut with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, returning in June to conduct Mahler Symphony No 4. He has also conducted the Philadelphia Orchestra twice in recent years, the Montreal Orchestra three times and worked with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl. This season he makes his debut with the Seattle and St Louis Symphony Orchestras.
Thomas Dausgaard already has an extensive discography with companies such as Chandos Records, CPO, Dacapo, Simax, Stirling Records and EMI Medley. With the Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra he is recording all 16 symphonies by Langgaard for Dacapo, and with the same orchestra his Chandos recording of Per Nørgård Symphony No 6 was nominated for a 2002 Gramphone Award.
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