John Storgårds
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1963-10-20
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John Storgårds

John Storgårds Biography (Wikipedia)

John Gunnar Rafael Storgårds (born 20 October 1963 in Helsinki) is a Finnish violinist and conductor.

Storgårds studied violin with Esther Raitio and Jouko Ignatius at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, and continued his violin studies with Chaim Taub in Israel. He was a founding member of the Avanti! Chamber Orchestra. After experience leading orchestras from the front desk of the violin section, his interest in conducting increased after an invitation to conduct the Helsinki University Symphony Orchestra. He subsequently returned to the Sibelius Academy from 1993–1997 to study conducting with Jorma Panula and Eri Klas.

In 1996, Storgårds became Artistic Director of the Chamber Orchestra of Lapland. With the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, he became Principal Guest Conductor in 2003 and subsequently Chief Conductor in autumn 2008, for an initial contract of 4 years. His Helsinki contract has since been extended to 2014. In October 2013, the orchestra further extended his contract through December 2015. Storgårds concluded his Helsinki tenure in December 2015. From 2006 to 2009, Storgårds was Chief Conductor of the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra. Storgårds has held the Artistic Directorships of many summer festivals, most recently of the Korsholm Music Festival between 2004–2006, and Avanti's! Summer Sounds Festival. Outside of Finland, in March 2011, Storgårds was appointed principal guest conductor of the BBC Philharmonic, effective January 2012, succeeding Vassily Sinaisky. In January 2015, Storgårds was named the new principal guest conductor of the National Arts Centre Orchestra (NACO), only the second conductor ever to hold the title, effective with the 2015–2016 season with an initial contract of 3 seasons.

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Past BBC Events

BBC Philharmonic 2019-20 Season: Kalevi Aho/Outi Tarkiainen/Shostakovich
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The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
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21
Nov
2019
BBC Philharmonic 2019-20 Season: Kalevi Aho/Outi Tarkiainen/Shostakovich

BBC Philharmonic 2019-20 Season: Kalevi Aho/Outi Tarkiainen/Shostakovich

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Britten, Prokofiev and Bruckner in Utrecht
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ev5qwh
Tivoli Vredenburg
2019-10-17T14:24:06
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17
Oct
2019
Britten, Prokofiev and Bruckner in Utrecht

Britten, Prokofiev and Bruckner in Utrecht

Tivoli Vredenburg
Sibelius, Prokofiev and Schumann in Paris
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La Seine Musicale, Paris
2019-10-16T14:24:06
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16
Oct
2019
Sibelius, Prokofiev and Schumann in Paris

Sibelius, Prokofiev and Schumann in Paris

La Seine Musicale, Paris
Prokofiev and Brucker in Basel
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e8cd2m
Konzertgesellschaft Basel
2019-10-15T14:24:06
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15
Oct
2019
Prokofiev and Brucker in Basel

Prokofiev and Brucker in Basel

Konzertgesellschaft Basel
Britten, Haydn and Brucker in Friedrichshafen
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Graf-Zeppelin-Haus, Friedrichshafen
2019-10-13T14:24:06
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13
Oct
2019
Britten, Haydn and Brucker in Friedrichshafen

Britten, Haydn and Brucker in Friedrichshafen

Graf-Zeppelin-Haus, Friedrichshafen

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