Biografie: Danish conductor Thomas Søndergård is Music Director of Royal Scottish National Orchestra, following six seasons as Principal Guest Conductor. He served as Principal Conductor of BBC National Orchestra of Wales (BBC NOW) between September 2012 and August 2018, and prior to this, as Principal Conductor and Musical Advisor of the Norwegian Radio Orchestra for three seasons.
This season sees Thomas make his debuts with the Berliner Philharmoniker and Zurich Opera (The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny ). Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, debuts with The Cleveland Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony and San Francisco Opera were sadly cancelled. Highlights of Thomas’ 20/21 season with RSNO include leading its first digital season in works by Beethoven, Wagner and Mozart, among others. He also returns to the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Gothenburg Symphony, Danish National Symphony and Royal Danish Opera.
UK guest conducting has included London Philharmonic, London Symphony, Philharmonia Orchestra, BBC Symphony, City of Birmingham Symphony and in Scandinavia, Danish National Symphony, Oslo Philharmonic, Gothenburg Symphony, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Swedish Radio Symphony, Helsinki Philharmonic and Finnish Radio Symphony. He has also toured with the Royal Danish Orchestra to Hamburg and Korea. German ensembles have included Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin (Berlin and Moscow), Mahler Chamber Orchestra (Berlin Festival and Poland) Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Bamberger Symphoniker and SWR Sinfonieorchester . Elsewhere in Europe, appearances have included Royal Concertgebouw, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Netherlands Philharmonic, Luxembourg Philharmonic and Brussels Philharmonic; Orchestre National de France, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse and Orchestre National de Lyon. North America has included Chicago Symphony, Toronto Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Houston Symphony and Seattle Symphony.