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Dausgaard, Thomas (conductor)
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Thomas Dausgaard (conductor)

Thomas Dausgaard is Chief Conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Music Director of the Seattle Symphony. He is also Conductor Laureate of the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, having served as Chief Conductor from 1997 to 2018, and Honorary Conductor of the Orchestra della Toscana and the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, of which he was Chief Conductor from 2004 to 2011.

He is renowned for his creative, innovative programming, the excitement of his live performances, and his extensive catalogue of critically acclaimed recordings. Recent concerts have focused on the exploration of folk and liturgical music influences on orchestral works by composers including Beethoven, Rachmaninov, Sibelius, Nielsen and Bartók.

Thomas regularly appears at international festivals and with leading orchestras worldwide. Recent highlights include appearances at the BBC Proms, Edinburgh International Festival, and the Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival; and with the Munich Philharmonic, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Vienna Symphony, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, and the Philharmonia Orchestra. In North America, past engagements include appearances with the Cleveland Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and with the Toronto and Montreal symphony orchestras. In Asia and Australia, he has appeared with the New Japan Philharmonic and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, among others.

Other recording projects include Bartók’s orchestral works with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and Bruckner symphonies with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. With the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, his plans include a cycle of Brahms’s orchestral works, and Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos together with six newly commissioned companion works by composers including Brett Dean, Olga Neuwirth, and Mark-Anthony Turnage. Recent releases with the Seattle Symphony include Mahler’s tenth symphony and Nielsen’s third and fourth symphonies, shortlisted for the Gramophone and Grammy Awards respectively. In total, he has made over seventy CDs, including complete symphonic cycles by Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann and Rued Langgaard.

He has been awarded the Cross of Chivalry by the Queen of Denmark, and elected to the Swedish Royal Academy of Music. His interests beyond music are wide-ranging and include architecture, landscape and a fascination with the life and culture of remote communities. He lives in Copenhagen with his family.


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