John Storgårds

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John Storgårds




We are glad to announce that John Storgårds will continue his wonderful relationship with the BBC Philharmonic in a new capacity as their Chief Guest Conductor. Storgårds is currently Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic and will formally take up the new position in Autumn 2017. During his tenure, he has released many exciting recordings with the orchestra, including the complete Sibelius and Nielsen Symphonies for Chandos which received much critical acclaim.

John Storgårds will return to the orchestra in February, when he will conduct the orchestra in a studio concert on 15 February and a concert in the Bridgewater Hall on 19 February.

(For archived news click here.)


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John Storgårds in Concert

23. March 2017, Maison de la Radio France
Orchestre National de France


He is a lavishly gifted, fiercely intelligent, intensely communicative musician, and of the finest interpreters of Scandinavian and Nordic repertoire anywhere in the world. [...] his Sibelius Symphony No. 6 was sublime, astonishing, masterful: by far the best performance of this composer I’ve yet heard from NACO. [...] Storgårds’ impeccable instinct for structure and propulsion gave the work sculptural dynamism and unshakeable mass. Tension, delicacy, ascetic fury were all carved in vivid bas-relief. The orchestra’s sound was deliciously dark and frosty.

Tales From The Red Chair 3 February 2017 Nationa Arts Centre Orchestra

Latest CD releases

Sørensen: Mignon

Bent Sørensen: Mignon – Papillons (2013-14) for piano and strings
Bent Sørensen: Serenissima (2014) for solo violin
Bent Sørensen: Sinful Songs (1997-98) for ensemble
Bent Sørensen: The Lady of Shalott (1987; 1992) version for solo violin
Bent Sørensen: Ständchen (2006) for 8 players
Bent Sørensen: The Weeping White Room (2002) for piano and ensemble

Katrine Gislinge, piano
Lapland Chamber Orchestra
John Storgårds, conductor & violin

Dacapo November 2016