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Daniel Harding

Daniel Harding as Conductor in Residence for the 2021-22 & 2022-23 seasons

The Fondation de l'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande is delighted to have Daniel Harding as Conductor in Residence for the 2021-22 and 2022-23 seasons. The residency allows for the development of an exciting new concert programme with the orchestra, as well as recording projects.

Harding's collaboration with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande began in September 2020, when he was hired to conduct at short notice and with great success! Daniel Hardingn recorded two discs with the OSR, including the violin concertos by J. Sibelius and S. Barber with violinist Renaud Capuçon.

Future projects include programming Shakespeare's works set to music (the symphonic programme of the disc recorded includes the "Scène d'Amour" from Berlioz's Romeo and Juliet), recording audiovisual productions in parallel with the concert programme, and giving concerts outside of Switzerland as part of the OSR's international tours.

Charlotte de Senarclens, President, Jonathan Nott, Music and Artistic Director, and Steve Roger, General Manager, are delighted with this exceptional collaboration between the musicians of the OSR and Daniel Harding.

"It was an unexpected pleasure to get to know the OSR during these last months.  

I am grateful to my friend Maria-João Pires for having asked me to come and work with her and them. That was the beginning of a special friendship with the musicians of the OSR, which we will celebrate and develop over the next 2 years.

When Steve Roger and his team proposed to me some irresistible musical and thematic ideas I was hooked immediately. I look forward to spending more time with this orchestra, and enjoying their unique and gorgeous musical personality." 

Daniel Harding, November 2020


Daniel Harding conducts Martha Argerich and Maria João Pires in a performance of Mozart's concerto for two pianos

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Martha Argerich
Maria João Pires

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Concerto pour deux pianos et orchestre No 10 en mi bémol majeur, KV 365

Gustav Mahler
Symphonie No 1 en ré majeur, dite 'Titan'

Recorded on 16 December 2021 at Victoria Hall, Geneva


Daniel Harding is the Musical and Artistic Director of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, and celebrated his 10th anniversary in this position in 2017. He has also been named Conductor Laureate of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, an orchestra with which he has worked for over 20 years.

During the 2014-15 season, he conceived and organised the acclaimed Interplay festival, together with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, which features inspiring lectures and a series of concerts involving artists, academics, scientists and philosophers.

A renowned opera conductor, he has led critically acclaimed productions at La Scala in Milan, the Theater an der Wien, the Wiener Staatsoper, the Royal Opera House and at the Aix-en-Provence and Salzburg festivals. He continues to work regularly with the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonic Orchestras, the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra, the Dresden Staatskapelle and the London Symphony Orchestra.

In 2016 he was appointed Music Director of the Orchestre de Paris and in 2018 Artistic Director of the Anima Mundi Festival. Daniel Harding is also a qualified airline pilot.

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