Thomas SøndergårdBorn 4 October 1969
Thomas Søndergård Biography (Wikipedia)
Thomas Søndergård (born 4 October 1969 in Holstebro, Denmark) is a Danish conductor.
Søndergård studied percussion and timpani at the Royal Danish Academy of Music from 1989 to 1992, where his teachers included Gert Mortensen. From 1989 to 1992, Søndergård was a timpanist in the European Union Youth Orchestra. He joined the Royal Danish Orchestra as a timpanist in 1992. He served on the faculty of the Royal Danish Academy of Music from 2001 to 2002.
Søndergård devoted greater attention to conducting from age 27. His conducting mentors have included Alexander Polianichko, Yves Abel and Graham Bond. His conducting work in contemporary music has included conducting the 2005 premiere of Poul Ruders' Kafka's Trial with the Royal Danish Opera, in performances which were recorded for commercial release. Søndergård became principal conductor of the Norwegian Radio Orchestra (KORK) in 2009, and concluded his KORK tenure after the 2011-2012 season.
Søndergård first conducted the BBC National Orchestra of Wales (BBC NOW) in December 2009, as an emergency substitute for Thierry Fischer. In July 2011, Søndergård was named the 14th principal conductor of the BBC NOW, effective with the 2012-2013 season, for an initial contract of 4 years. In February 2016, the BBC NOW announced the further extension of his contract as principal conductor through "at least 2018". Søndergård formally concluded his tenure as principal conductor of the BBC NOW is July 2018.
- Lili Boulanger: D’un soir triste - Extract (Prom 8)https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p06jxr1y.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p06jxr1y.jpg2018-08-31T09:42:00.000Z'Of a sad evening' was one of the last pieces composed by Lili Boulanger. It exists in three versions, for violin or flute and piano, for piano trio and this orchestral version.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p06jxqh6
Lili Boulanger: D’un soir triste - Extract (Prom 8)
- Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor – excerpt (2017)https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0592qh0.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0592qh0.jpg2017-08-31T16:14:00.000ZDedicated to the violinist David Oistrakh who praised its solo part as ‘Shakespearean’; the concerto’s demonic Scherzo gives its soloist plenty of opportunity for virtuosity.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05dt6kd
Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor – excerpt (2017)
- Thomas Søndergårdhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0542jbl.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0542jbl.jpg2017-05-26T13:51:00.000ZThomas Søndergård on his appointment as RSNO Principal Conductor from autumn 2018https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0542hs0
- R. Strauss: An Alpine Symphony - Preview Cliphttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g8lp9.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g8lp9.jpg2013-10-17T13:13:00.000ZListen to an excerpt from R. Strauss' An Alpine Symphony.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01jwmrl
R. Strauss: An Alpine Symphony - Preview Clip
- Szymanowski: Symphony No. 3, 'The Song of the Night' - Preview Cliphttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g8lp9.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g8lp9.jpg2013-10-17T13:11:00.000ZListen to an excerpt from Szymanowski's Symphony No. 3, 'The Song of the Night'.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01jwmrm
Szymanowski: Symphony No. 3, 'The Song of the Night' - Preview Clip
- Stenhammar: Excelsior! - Preview Cliphttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g8lp9.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g8lp9.jpg2013-10-17T13:08:00.000ZListen to an excerpt from Stenhammar's Excelsior!https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01jwmrq
Stenhammar: Excelsior! - Preview Clip
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