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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Johan Svendsen
Romeo and Juliet, fantasy, Op 18
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Romeo and Juliet, fantasy, Op 18
George Antheil
Hot-time Dance
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Hot-time Dance
Bohuslav Martinu
Dream of the Past - symphonic poem
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Dream of the Past - symphonic poem
Bohuslav Martinu
Symphony No 4
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Symphony No 4
Antonín Dvořák
Cello Concerto in B minor
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Cello Concerto in B minor
Igor Stravinsky
Orpheus
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Orpheus
Robert Schumann
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D minor (Op.posthumous) [1853]
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Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D minor (Op.posthumous) [1853]
Jean Sibelius
Symphony no. 2 in D major Op.43
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Symphony no. 2 in D major Op.43
Kalevi Aho
Theremin Concerto "Eight Seasons" (Midnight Sun)
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Theremin Concerto "Eight Seasons" (Midnight Sun)
Valentin Silvestrov
Symphony No 5
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Symphony No 5
Robin Holloway
Phaeton's Journey: Son of the Sun (world premiere)
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Phaeton's Journey: Son of the Sun (world premiere)
Robert Schumann
Overture, Scherzo and Finale
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Overture, Scherzo and Finale
Uuno Klami
Kalevala Suite, Op.23 (Terhenniemi)
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Kalevala Suite, Op.23 (Terhenniemi)
Jean Sibelius
Symphony No 2 in D major, Op 43 (1st mvt)
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Symphony No 2 in D major, Op 43 (1st mvt)
Jean Sibelius
Finlandia Op 26 for orchestra
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Finlandia Op 26 for orchestra
George Antheil
Symphony No. 3 'American': Movt. 3 'The Golden Spike' and 4 'Back to Baltimore'
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Symphony No. 3 'American': Movt. 3 'The Golden Spike' and 4 'Back to Baltimore'
Carl Nielsen
Symphony No 5, Op 50
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Symphony No 5, Op 50
Leevi Madetoja
Overture, Op.7 (1911)
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Overture, Op.7 (1911)
George Antheil
Symphony No 6 - 3rd Movement Allegro
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Symphony No 6 - 3rd Movement Allegro
George Antheil
Archipelago
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Archipelago
Kalevi Aho
Frostwinter (Winter Frost) from Theremin Concerto - 8 Seasons
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Frostwinter (Winter Frost) from Theremin Concerto - 8 Seasons
George Antheil
Symphony no.3 'American': 4th mvt 'Back to Baltimore'
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Symphony no.3 'American': 4th mvt 'Back to Baltimore'
William Walton
Orb and sceptre - coronation march
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Orb and sceptre - coronation march
Johan Svendsen
Romeo and Juliet, Op 18
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Romeo and Juliet, Op 18
Antonín Dvořák
Romance in F minor, Op 11
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Romance in F minor, Op 11
George Antheil
Waltz (Specter of the Rose, 1946)
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Waltz (Specter of the Rose, 1946)
Bernd Alois Zimmermann
Symphony in One Movement
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Symphony in One Movement
Alexander von Zemlinsky
The Mermaid
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The Mermaid
Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Much ado about nothing Suite - Overture
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Much ado about nothing Suite - Overture
Erkki Melartin
Violin Concerto in D minor (Op.60) (1913)
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Violin Concerto in D minor (Op.60) (1913)
Jean Sibelius
Symphony no. 5 in E flat major Op.82, 1st movement - Tempo molto moderato......
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Symphony no. 5 in E flat major Op.82, 1st movement - Tempo molto moderato......
Jean Sibelius
Symphony No 2 in D
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Symphony No 2 in D
William Walton
Cello Concerto
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Cello Concerto
Ottorino Respighi
Fountains of Rome
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Fountains of Rome
Jean Sibelius
Fool's song of the spider (King Christian II)
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Fool's song of the spider (King Christian II)
Konstantin Silvestrov, BBC Philharmonic & John Storgårds
Symphony No 5
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Symphony No 5

Symphony No 5

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Konstantin Silvestrov
Carl Nielsen
Symphony No 2, Op 16 (The Four Temperaments) - 4th mvt
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Symphony No 2, Op 16 (The Four Temperaments) - 4th mvt
Frank Bridge
Oration (Concerto elegiaco) for cello and orchestra
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Oration (Concerto elegiaco) for cello and orchestra
Jean Sibelius
Symphony No.7
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Symphony No.7
Franz Schubert
Fantasy in C major, D760, 'Wanderer'
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Fantasy in C major, D760, 'Wanderer'
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Upcoming BBC Events

BBC Philharmonic Studio Concerts: An afternoon of Weinberg
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MediaCityUK, Salford
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BBC Philharmonic 2018-19 Season: Elgar/Rachmaninov
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The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
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Proms 2019: Prom 22: Rachmaninov, Shostakovich & Outi Tarkiainen
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Royal Albert Hall
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Past BBC Events

BBC Philharmonic 2018-19 Season: Stravinsky/Dvořák/Martinu
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The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
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2019
BBC Philharmonic 2018-19 Season: Stravinsky/Dvořák/Martinu

BBC Philharmonic 2018-19 Season: Stravinsky/Dvořák/Martinu

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The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
BBC Philharmonic 2018-19 Season: Schumann/Robin Holloway/Valentin Silvestrov
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The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
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Feb
2019
BBC Philharmonic 2018-19 Season: Schumann/Robin Holloway/Valentin Silvestrov

BBC Philharmonic 2018-19 Season: Schumann/Robin Holloway/Valentin Silvestrov

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
BBC Philharmonic 2018-19 Season: Respighi/Walton/Sibelius
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The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
2018-09-22T19:15:29
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Sep
2018
BBC Philharmonic 2018-19 Season: Respighi/Walton/Sibelius

BBC Philharmonic 2018-19 Season: Respighi/Walton/Sibelius

19:30
The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
BBC Philharmonic Studio Concerts: Silvestrov & Judith Weir
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MediaCityUK, Salford
2018-09-19T19:15:29
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Sep
2018
BBC Philharmonic Studio Concerts: Silvestrov & Judith Weir

BBC Philharmonic Studio Concerts: Silvestrov & Judith Weir

13:55
MediaCityUK, Salford
Proms 2018: Prom 14: Sibelius, Schubert & Zimmermann
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Royal Albert Hall
2018-07-24T19:15:29
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2018
Proms 2018: Prom 14: Sibelius, Schubert & Zimmermann

Proms 2018: Prom 14: Sibelius, Schubert & Zimmermann

Royal Albert Hall

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