Thomas Dausgaard

Conductor

Thomas Dausgaard is Chief Conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Music Director Designate of the Swedish Chamber Orchestra (2019-20), the Principal Guest Conductor of the Seattle Symphony, Honorary Conductor of the Orchestra della Toscana (ORT) and Honorary Conductor of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra. He is renowned for his creativity and innovation in programming, the excitement of his live performances, and his extensive catalogue of critically acclaimed recordings.

Thomas performs internationally with the world’s leading orchestras, and is a committed advocate of contemporary music, having premiered works by many living composers. He has recorded over 50 CDs, including a variety of complete symphonic cycles, and a highly acclaimed recording of Mahler’s Symphony No. 10 (Cooke version) with the Seattle Symphony. Currently, he is completing a Brahms cycle for BIS Records; and a project with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra that combines J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos with a set of six newly commissioned companion works.

Thomas has been awarded the Cross of Chivalry by the Queen of Denmark, and elected to the Swedish Royal Academy of Music. His interests beyond music are wide-ranging, including a fascination with the life and art of indigenous communities. He lives in Copenhagen with his family.

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S E S S I O N spiva

Produced in collaboration with Four Larks, SESSION featured the world premiere of The Body Overcome by Derrick Spiva Jr, hindustani vocalist Saili Oak, a US premiere by composer Juan Pablo Contreras and works by Conor Brown, Salina Fisher and Reena Esmail.

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LA Orchestra Fellowship

The LA Orchestra Fellowship is a two-year orchestra intensive for musicians on violin, viola, and cello.

Fellows are mentored in chamber and orchestral performance and gain invaluable experience while training and playing alongside Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra musicians, faculty at USC Thornton and mentor members of the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles.