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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Ulysses Kay
Of New Horizons
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Of New Horizons
Einojuhani Rautavaara
Rubaiyat. Awake! and Interlude 1
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Rubaiyat. Awake! and Interlude 1
Dmitri Shostakovich
Symphony No 14
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Symphony No 14
Olivier Messiaen
Quartet for the End of Time
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Quartet for the End of Time
Jean Sibelius
Symphony No 5 in E flat major, Op 82 (3rd mvt)
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Symphony No 5 in E flat major, Op 82 (3rd mvt)
Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Much Ado about Nothing, Op 11 (Overture)
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Much Ado about Nothing, Op 11 (Overture)
Frank Bridge
Oration (Concerto elegiaco) for cello and orchestra
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Oration (Concerto elegiaco) for cello and orchestra
Gustav Mahler
Symphony No 4
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Symphony No 4
Betsy Jolas
Histoire Vraies
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Histoire Vraies
Lili Boulanger
D'un soir triste
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D'un soir triste
Lili Boulanger
D'un Matin de Printemps
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D'un Matin de Printemps
Kalevi Aho
Theremin Concerto (Eight Seasons) (8th mvt, 'Midnight Sun')
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Theremin Concerto (Eight Seasons) (8th mvt, 'Midnight Sun')
Jean Sibelius
Finlandia Op.26 for orchestra
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Finlandia Op.26 for orchestra
Leevi Madetoja
Overture, Op.7 (1911)
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Overture, Op.7 (1911)
Erkki Melartin
Violin Concerto in D minor (Op.60) (1913)
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Violin Concerto in D minor (Op.60) (1913)
Edward Elgar
Serenade in E minor Op.20 for string orchestra
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Serenade in E minor Op.20 for string orchestra
Jean Sibelius
Symphony no. 1 in E minor Op.39: 2nd movement; Andante [ma non troppo lento]
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Symphony no. 1 in E minor Op.39: 2nd movement; Andante [ma non troppo lento]
William Walton
Orb and sceptre - coronation march
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Orb and sceptre - coronation march
Antonín Dvořák
Romance in F minor, Op 11
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Romance in F minor, Op 11
Paul Hindemith
Symphony 'Mathis der Maler' (Proms 2017)
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Symphony 'Mathis der Maler' (Proms 2017)
Robert Schumann
Cello Concerto in A minor (Proms 2017)
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Cello Concerto in A minor (Proms 2017)
Jean Sibelius
Karelia Suite, Op 11 (Proms 2017)
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Karelia Suite, Op 11 (Proms 2017)
Jean Sibelius
Luonnotar, Op 70 (Proms 2017)
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Luonnotar, Op 70 (Proms 2017)
Edvard Grieg
Peer Gynt (Proms 2017)
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Peer Gynt (Proms 2017)
Jean Sibelius
Symphony No 1 in E minor, Op 39 (3rd mvt)
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Symphony No 1 in E minor, Op 39 (3rd mvt)
Jean Sibelius
The Bard Op.64
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The Bard Op.64
Johan Svendsen
Romeo and Juliet (Op.18)
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Romeo and Juliet (Op.18)
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]
George Antheil
Symphony No.4
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Symphony No.4
George Antheil
Symphony No 5 'Joyous'
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Symphony No 5 'Joyous'
Jean Sibelius
Sibelius - Karelia Suite - John Storgårds conducts the BBC Philharmonic
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Sibelius - Karelia Suite - John Storgårds conducts the BBC Philharmonic
George Antheil
Over The Plains For Orchestra
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Over The Plains For Orchestra
George Antheil
Over the Plains
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Over the Plains
Johan Svendsen
Romeo and Juliet - fantasy (Op.18)
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Romeo and Juliet - fantasy (Op.18)
Jean Sibelius
Symphony No 6 in D minor, Op 104
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Symphony No 6 in D minor, Op 104
Antonín Dvořák
6 Pieces Op 52
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6 Pieces Op 52
Antonín Dvořák
6 Pieces Op 52 - Gigue
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6 Pieces Op 52 - Gigue
Jean Sibelius
Symphony no. 7 in C major Op.105
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Symphony no. 7 in C major Op.105
Johann Sebastian Bach
Fuga (Ricercata) a 6 voci, orch. [from 'Musikalisches Opfer', BWV.1079]
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Fuga (Ricercata) a 6 voci, orch. [from 'Musikalisches Opfer', BWV.1079]
Felix Mendelssohn
Concerto in E minor Op.64 for violin and orchestra
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Concerto in E minor Op.64 for violin and orchestra
Niels Wilhelm Gade
Symphony No 1 in C minor (feat. Alina Pogostkina) (BBC Philharmonic 2016-17 Season)
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Symphony No 1 in C minor (feat. Alina Pogostkina) (BBC Philharmonic 2016-17 Season)
Leevi Madetoja
Okon Fuoko Suite, Op.58
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Okon Fuoko Suite, Op.58
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Upcoming BBC Events

BBC Philharmonic Studio Concerts: A celebration of the music of Antheil
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MediaCityUK, Salford
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BBC Philharmonic 2017-18 Season: Schuller/Ives/Gershwin/George Walker/Antheil
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The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
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BBC Philharmonic 2017-18 Season: Simon Holt/Mahler
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The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
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Past BBC Events

BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2017-18 Season: John Storgårds conducts UK Premiere by Betsy Jolas
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Barbican, London
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Nov
2017
BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2017-18 Season: John Storgårds conducts UK Premiere by Betsy Jolas

BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2017-18 Season: John Storgårds conducts UK Premiere by Betsy Jolas

19:30
Barbican, London
BBC Philharmonic 2017-18 Season: Messiaen/Shostakovich
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The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
2017-10-06T13:57:31
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Oct
2017
BBC Philharmonic 2017-18 Season: Messiaen/Shostakovich

BBC Philharmonic 2017-18 Season: Messiaen/Shostakovich

19:30
The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Proms 2017: Prom 33: Sibelius, Grieg, Schumann and Hindemith
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Royal Albert Hall
2017-08-10T13:57:31
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2017
Proms 2017: Prom 33: Sibelius, Grieg, Schumann and Hindemith

Proms 2017: Prom 33: Sibelius, Grieg, Schumann and Hindemith

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Royal Albert Hall
BBC Philharmonic 2016-17 Season: From Leipzig to Finland
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The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
2017-02-19T13:57:31
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Feb
2017
BBC Philharmonic 2016-17 Season: From Leipzig to Finland

BBC Philharmonic 2016-17 Season: From Leipzig to Finland

19:30
The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
BBC Philharmonic Studio Concerts: Antheil, Shostakovich & Hindemith
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MediaCityUK, Salford
2017-02-15T13:57:31
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Feb
2017
BBC Philharmonic Studio Concerts: Antheil, Shostakovich & Hindemith

BBC Philharmonic Studio Concerts: Antheil, Shostakovich & Hindemith

13:55
MediaCityUK, Salford

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