Danish conductor Thomas Dausgard has today been announced as the new Chief Conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra – to commence in September 2016.
‘The infectious joy of making music with the BBC SSO makes it a great honour and pleasure to become its Chief Conductor from 2016/17,’ Dausgard has said, ‘... I am a fond admirer of the orchestra’s creativity, team-spirit and excellence, and I look forward very much to exploring all the exciting possibilities which lie ahead of us.’
Dausgard, 51 currently serves as Chief Conductor of the Swedish Chamber Orchestra - and holds posts with the Seattle Symphony, Orchestra della Toscana and Danish National Symphony Orchestra.
He will succeed Donald Runnicles – who stepped down from the position in October last year, after 7 seasons at the helm.