Thomas Dausgaard appointed Chief Conductor of the BBC Scottish Orchestra on Season 2016/2017.

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra appoints Thomas Dausgaard as their new Chief Conductor in the Season 2016/2017. Celebrating also the Orchestra 80th Anniversay this Season 2015/2016.

Renowned for his creativity and innovation in programming and his extensive range of critically-acclaimed recordings, Thomas Dausgaard has appeared with orchestras around the world and is currently Chief Conductor of the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Principal Guest Conductor of the Seattle Symphony and Honorary Conductor of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra. 

On his appointment Thomas Dausgaard said: "The infectious joy of making music with the BBC SSO makes it a great honour and pleasure to become its Chief Conductor from 2016/2017. 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".

Ken MacQuarrie, Director of BBC Scotland, said: "Creativity is the lifeblood of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Dausgaard will ensure the orchestra continues to be one of the most dynamic and boundary pushing orchestras in Scotland and the world".

During the 2015/2016 season, he will conduct Sibelius's three final symphonies and later will conduct Brahms's First Piano Concerto with regular BBC SSO guest soloist Denis Kozhukhin.

In Spain, on Season 2016/2017, Thomas Dausgaard will conduct the Valencia Orchestra at the Palau of Valencia in January 2016, on February 2016 will be touring with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, and in March 2016 he will be conducting the Spanish Radio Television Orchestra at the Monumental Hall of Madrid with soloist Vilde Frang.