BBC Wales Extends Conductor Thomas Søndergård Through to 2018

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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.

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