Danish conductor Thomas Dausgaard was born in Copenhagen on 4 July 1963. Since 1997 he has been director of the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, and from 2001 he has worked with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, first as principal guest conductor, then, from 2004, principal conductor, and, from 2011 onwards, as honorary conductor.
He has conducted at the Salzburg Festival, Sydney Opera House and at the BBC Proms, and collaborates regularly with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra.
He has recorded for BIS, Chandos, DaCapo and SIMAX labels. He regularly conducts the music of Per Nørgård, and has recorded much Danish music, plus series of recordings of Beethoven and Schumann.
Dausgaard has been awarded the Danish Cross of Chivalry and has been elected to the Swedish Royal Academy of Music.
A selection of M&V articles about Thomas Dausgaard
CD Spotlight. Unmistakable Timbre - Schubert symphonies, heard by Gerald Fenech. '... performances of unwavering focus ...'
Ensemble. A Tale of Two Conductors - Robert Anderson attends two orchestral concerts in London
Ensemble. Brisk Ebullience - Lawrence Budmen sends a second report from this summer's Tanglewood Festival
DVD Spotlight. A powerful work - Rued Langgaard's opera 'Antikrist', investigated by Robert Anderson. '... interpreted with total commitment ...'
Virtuoso demands - Robert Anderson listens to music by Poul Ruders, Lutoslawski and Sibelius in London's Royal Albert Hall