Daniel Harding extends contract with Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

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In a letter posted to the orchestra’s website, Harding expressed his enthusiasm for continuing his work with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra (SRSO). “It’s one of the huge inspirations in my musical life that I’m still here and still enjoying a honeymoon feeling with these truly exceptional musicians,” he said.

“There is no doubt that here in Stockholm, at Berwaldhallen, I found my musical family. The bond between us is immense and the spark we had at the start only seems more vivid and more intense,” said he added.

2022 will mark Harding’s fifteenth birthday as Music Director of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. “When I arrived in Stockholm in January 2007, none of us could have known how our future would unfold, as musicians, humans, individuals and as a group,” he noted.

Harding’s letter also details the orchestra’s future plans, including three Wagner operas performed in concert over the next four years, continued touring and radio performances, a commitment to feature more musicians from the ‘orchestra as ambassadors of their own work and a new music film project.

Staffan Becker, Managing Director at Berwaldhallen, on Swedish Radio Concert Hall said: “It is a great joy for us to keep Daniel Harding as Music Director and Artistic Director of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra until 2025. He is one of the most successful conductors. requested who works permanently with the largest orchestras in the world. Daniel Harding has a unique musical ear and possesses strong, natural leadership that captivates and inspires both musicians and audiences. “

“Keeping Daniel Harding as Music Director of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra until 2025 is both a great joy and very important,” said Cilla Benkö, CEO of Sveriges Radio. “It is also very significant for the whole of Swedish radio with its ambition to create at the highest international level.”


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