Founded in 1905, the Gothenburg Symphony (Göteborgs Symfoniker) currently numbers 109 players. The great Swedish composer Wilhelm Stenhammar was appointed principal conductor in 1907 and subsequent holders of the post include Sergiu Comissiona, Sixten Ehrling and Charles Dutoit. During Neeme Järvi’s tenure (1982–2004), the orchestra became a major international force; it has toured in the USA, Japan and the Far East, and in 1997 was appointed the National Orchestra of Sweden. During his celebrated tenure (2007–2012), Gustavo Dudamel took the orchestra to major music centres and festivals, including the BBC Proms and Vienna Musikverein. Since 2013 Kent Nagano has been principal guest conductor, making successful tours with the orchestra in China and Germany. Beginning with the 2017–18 season the orchestra’s chief conductor is Santtu-Matias Rouvali. The Gothenburg Symphony is a company owned by the Region Västra Götaland.
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