Danish conductor Thomas Dausgaard is chief conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and former music director of the Seattle Symphony. He also holds titles as conductor laureate of the Swedish Chamber Orchestra and honorary conductor of both the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra della Toscana. He has been awarded the Cross of Chivalry by the Queen of Denmark, and elected to the Royal Academy of Music in Sweden. Dausgaard is renowned for his creativity and innovation in programming and an extensive catalogue of acclaimed recordings. As a guest conductor he maintains close connections with many of the world’s leading orchestras including the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, the Vienna and Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestras and Toronto Symphony. He appears regularly at prestigious festivals including the BBC Proms, the Edinburgh International Festival, the Salzburg Festival and Tanglewood.