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Thomas Dausgaard


The Danish conductor Thomas Dausgaard has only recently completed his tenure as chief conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and is also the conductor laureate of the Swedish Chamber Orchestra and honorary conductor of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and of the Orchestra della Toscana. He was previously principal guest conductor and music director of the Seattle Symphony. He has appeared as a guest conductor with leading orchestras such as the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the St. Petersburg Philharmonia and the London Symphony Orchestra.

Dausgaard’s musical engagement goes far beyond the pages of a musical score: he is convinced of the importance of music for society, and its relevance and potential in the lives of current and future generations. This commitment has led him to, among others, launch a collaboration with a youth orchestra in the favelas of São Paulo, and give conducting masterclasses worldwide.

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Lyrical, extended and often passionate melodies, authentic romanticism – not everyone loves the typical Rachmaninov style: deeply rooted in the 19th-century Romantic musical tradition, full of homesickness for the Russia he had left behind. But even if his work was not pioneering, Rachmaninov was an audience favourite, and today, 150 years after his birth, he remains one.

09.02.2023 at Flagey

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