Thomas Søndergård
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1969-10-04
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Thomas Søndergård

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.

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Past BBC Events

Brangwyn Hall 2018-19: Stephen Hough plays Beethoven
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Brangwyn Hall, Swansea
2019-01-19T09:14:05
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19
Jan
2019
Brangwyn Hall 2018-19: Stephen Hough plays Beethoven

Brangwyn Hall 2018-19: Stephen Hough plays Beethoven

Brangwyn Hall, Swansea
St David's Hall 2018-19: Stephen Hough plays Beethoven
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St David's Hall, Cardiff
2019-01-18T09:14:05
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18
Jan
2019
St David's Hall 2018-19: Stephen Hough plays Beethoven

St David's Hall 2018-19: Stephen Hough plays Beethoven

St David's Hall, Cardiff
Proms 2018: Prom 11: Mahler Symphony of a Thousand
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Royal Albert Hall
2018-07-22T09:14:05
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22
Jul
2018
Proms 2018: Prom 11: Mahler Symphony of a Thousand

Proms 2018: Prom 11: Mahler Symphony of a Thousand

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2018: Prom 8: Youthful Beginnings
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Royal Albert Hall
2018-07-20T09:14:05
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20
Jul
2018
Proms 2018: Prom 8: Youthful Beginnings

Proms 2018: Prom 8: Youthful Beginnings

Royal Albert Hall
BBC NOW 2017-18 Season: Shostakovich 5
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St David's Hall, Cardiff
2018-06-07T09:14:05
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7
Jun
2018
BBC NOW 2017-18 Season: Shostakovich 5

BBC NOW 2017-18 Season: Shostakovich 5

St David's Hall, Cardiff

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