Conductor Daniel Harding

Daniel Harding

A preview of our concerts featuring Daniel Harding, an acclaimed British conductor who regularly appears with the world's leading orchestras. He has received numerous awards and he has been the chief conductor of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra since 2007.

About Daniel Harding

Daniel Harding, born in Oxford, has established himself as a prominent figure in the world of classical music. His career began by assisting renowned conductors Simon Rattle at the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Claudio Abbado at the Berlin Philharmonic. In 1994, he made his professional debut with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, followed by his debut with the Berlin Philharmonic at the 1996 Berlin Festival.

Currently, Mr. Harding holds the prestigious position of music and artistic director of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. He has previously served as the music director of the Orchestre de Paris from 2016 to 2019 and as the principal guest conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra from 2007 to 2017. Recognizing his exceptional contributions, he has been honored with the lifetime title of conductor laureate of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. In 2018, he was appointed as the artistic director of the Anima Mundi Festival.

Daniel Harding is a sought-after conductor, regularly collaborating with esteemed orchestras such as the Vienna Philharmonic, Amsterdam's Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, and Milan's Filarmonica della Scala. He has led numerous notable performances, including the opening of La Scala's 2005 season with a new production of Mozart's Idomeneo.

His engagements at La Scala have also included Richard Strauss's Salome in 2007, Bartók's Bluebeard's Castle and Dallapiccola's Il Prigioniero in 2008, Mascagni's Cavalleria rusticana and Leoncavallo's I Pagliacci in 2011 (for which he received the prestigious Premio della Critica Musicale "Franco Abbiati"), Verdi's Falstaff in 2013, and Schubert's Fierrabras in 2018.

In addition to his opera performances, Daniel Harding has conducted a wide range of works, including Mozart's Don Giovanni and The Marriage of Figaro at the Salzburg Festival with the Vienna Philharmonic, Britten's The Turn of the Screw and Berg's Wozzeck at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, and Mozart's The Magic Flute at the Bavarian Staatsoper. His contributions have garnered recognition, as he was awarded the title of Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government in 2002 and was later nominated as Officier Arts et Lettres in 2017. Furthermore, in 2012, he was elected as a member of The Royal Swedish Academy of Music. It is worth noting that Daniel Harding is also a qualified airline pilot, showcasing his diverse talents and passions.

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