Thomas Søndergård

Thomas Søndergård

Thomas Søndergård

In recent years Søndergård has conducted four contrasting programmes at the BBC Proms (with BBC NOW) and made successful debuts with the Gothenburg, Atlanta, Brussels, Oslo and Luxembourg Philharmonic, the Seattle, Houston, Philharmonia and BBC Symphony Orchestras.


Danish conductor Thomas Søndergård is Principal Conductor of BBC National Orchestra of Wales (BBC NOW) and Principal Guest Conductor of Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO); prior to this, he was for three seasons Principal Conductor and Musical Advisor of the Norwegian Radio Orchestra. He has recently been announced as Music Director of Royal Scottish National Orchestra from September 2018.

Recent seasons have included visits to London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Göteborgs Symfoniker, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic and Gewandhausorchester Leipzig.

Plans for 2017/18 include debuts with Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Bern Symphony Orchestra, Gurzenich-Orchester Köln, SWR Baden-Baden, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg and return visits to Sydney Symphony Orchestra (Mahler Symphony No. 1), BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra (Stravinsky’s Firebird), Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse and the revival of The Magic Flute with Norske Opera. With RSNO he conducts performances of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, Strauss’ Ein Heldenleben and for the RSNO Piano Competition. Plans with BBC NOW include a programme with highly acclaimed pianist Stephen Hough and performances of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 12 and Sibelius' Symphony No. 5.