BBC Wales Extends Conductor Thomas Søndergård Through to 2018

Thomas Søndergård BBC National Orchestra Wales Music Director

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales has today announced the contract extension of Principal Conductor, Thomas Søndergård - until at least the end of the 2017-18 season.

The 45 year old Danish-born Maestro joined the ensemble in 2012 - for an initial four year period.

‘From the moment I played Brahms's Fourth Symphony with this orchestra I knew there was something special about their sound … the strings really did blow me away - really extraordinary,” he has told the BBC Music Magazine.

A percussion and timpani graduate from the Royal Danish Academy of Music, Thomas also currently serves as Principal Guest Conductor with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.