He currently serves as Conductor Laureate with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and as Music Director of the Swedish Radio Symphony.
"It was an unexpected pleasure to get to know the OSR during these last months," Harding said. "I am grateful to my friend Maria-João Pires for having asked me to come and work with her and them. That was the beginning of a special friendship with the musicians of the OSR, which we will celebrate and develop over the next 2 years. When Steve Roger and his team proposed to me some irresistible musical and thematic ideas I was hooked immediately. I look forward to spending more time with this orchestra, and enjoying their unique and gorgeous musical personality."