The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
More than one hundred first-class musicians are based in Berwaldhallen, Stockholm. Together they form the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, which also serves as the symphony orchestra for the whole of Sweden since all of its concerts are broadcasted both nationally and abroad.
The high calibre of the ensemble has been developed over the years by a series of prominent music directors - Sergiu Celibidache, Herbert Blomstedt, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Yevgeny Svetlanov, Manfred Honeck and Daniel Harding.
Today the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra is considered one of the foremost European orchestras. Currently under the artistic leadership of Daniel Harding, one of the world's leading conductors in his generation, the orchestra is achieving success both in Sweden and abroad. The orchestra also continuously collaborates with the world's leading soloists and conductors such as Riccardo Muti, Valery Gergiev, Maria João Pires and Nina Stemme just to mention a few.
An interest in contemporary music is clearly reflected in the repertoire. Swedish composers are regularly commissioned, and the maintenance and promotion of the Swedish orchestra repertoire is an important goal of orchestra's programme planning. With its international reputation the orchestra regularly embarks on major tours in Europe, Asia and elsewhere, thereby being the guest of many important concert halls and festivals. Recent tours have taken the orchestra to Italy, Germany, France, China and Japa. The orchestra is a well established part of the Baltic Sea Festival.
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