Daniel Harding Extends Contract at Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

The British conductor will remain in his role as Music Director until at least 2025

Photo credit: Julian Hargreaves


In a letter on the orchestra's website, Harding expressed his excitement to continue his work with Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra (SRSO). "It is one of the immense inspirations of my musical life that I am still here and still enjoying a sense of honeymoon with these truly exceptional musicians," he said.

"There is no doubt that here in Stockholm, in Berwaldhallen, I have found my musical family. The bond between us is immense and the spark that we had at the start seems only brighter and more intense," he added.

2022 will mark Harding's fifteen-year anniversary as Music Director of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. "When I came to Stockholm in January 2007, none of us could have known how our futures would unfold, as musicians, as humans, as individuals, and as a group," he noted.

Harding’s letter also details the orchestra’s future plans, including three Wagner operas performed in concert over the next four years, continued touring and performing on the radio, a commitment to feature more of the orchestra’s musicians as ambassadors for their own work, and a new music film project.

Staffan Becker, General Manager in Berwaldhallen, the Swedish Radio Concert Hall said, “It is a great joy for us to keep Daniel Harding as Music Director and Artistic Director for the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra until 2025. He is one of the most in-demand conductors who continuously works with the world's leading orchestras. Daniel Harding has a unique musical ear and possesses a strong, natural leadership that captivates and inspires both musicians and audiences."

“To keep Daniel Harding as Music Director of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra until 2025 is both a great joy and very important," stated Cilla Benkö, CEO of Sveriges Radio. "It is also very meaningful for the entire Swedish Radio corporation with its ambition to create on the highest international level."