Thomas Dausgaard (Conductor)
Born: 4th July 1963, Copenhagen
Artist's website: http://thomasdausgaard.com/
Thomas Dausgaard is a Danish conductor. He "studied conducting at the Royal Academy of Music in Copenhagen and with Norman Del Mar at the Royal College of Music in London. He has taken part in masterclasses with Franco Ferrara, Leonard Bernstein and Hiroyuki Iwaki, and in 1991 he won a conducting fellowship to attend the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute."
In Scandinavia, Dausgaard has been principal conductor of the Swedish Chamber Orchestra since 1997. From 2001 to 2004, he was Principal Guest Conductor of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra (DNSO), and became principal conductor in 2004, the first Danish conductor to hold the post. He concluded his principal conductorship of the DNSO at the close of the 2010–2011 season, and subsequently became the orchestra's æresdirigent (honorary conductor).
Further Reading: Thomas Dausgaard
Composed during World War One when the Danish composer was just 26, this experimental and forward-looking work received its UK premiere only last week – Thomas Dausgaard does it proud in this new recording with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra.