Renowned for his creativity and innovation in programming, the excitement of his live performances and an extensive catalogue of critically acclaimed recordings, Thomas Dausgaard has been the chief conductor of the Swedish Chamber Orchestra since 1997, and in 2016 took up the same position with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. He is also the principal guest conductor of the Seattle Symphony and honorary conductor of the Orchestra della Toscana and of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, having served as its principal conductor from 2004 until 2011. He regularly appears with many of the world’s leading orchestras including the Munich Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra, the Vienna, London and BBC Symphony Orchestras, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. Dausgaard began his North American career assisting Seiji Ozawa, and has since appeared with the Cleveland Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Washington National Symphony Orchestra, Houston Symphony and the Baltimore, Toronto and Montreal Symphony Orchestras. He is also a regular visitor to Asia and Australia. Festival appearances have included the BBC Proms, the Salzburg Festival, Mostly Mozart, the George Enescu Festival and Tanglewood. Thomas Dausgaard has been awarded the Cross of Chivalry in Denmark, and is a member of the Swedish Royal Academy of Music.
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