Renowned for his creativity and innovation in programming, the excitement of his live performances and an extensive catalogue of critically acclaimed recordings, Thomas Dausgaard is music director of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra and chief conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. He is also honorary conductor of the Orchestra della Toscana and the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, having served as principal conductor from 2004 until 2011, and conductor laureate of the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, having served as chief conductor from 1997 until 2019. In the early part of his career he studied with Leonard Bernstein and assisted Seiji Ozawa, and he now 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 as assistant conductor with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and has since appeared with the Cleveland Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, 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. He is a member of the Swedish Royal Academy of Music, and an Honorary Doctor at Örebro University in Sweden.
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