Bob Jones' pioneering podcast series dedicates time to the artists and organisations that make the classical world turn - this week he talks to Daniel Harding.
Daniel Harding is a British conductor who has worked with the likes of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra and Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Life and Music
- Born in Oxford, Daniel Harding began his career assisting Sir Simon Rattle at the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, with whom he made his professional debut in 1994.
- He then went on to assist one of his all time favourite conductors, Claudio Abbado at the Berlin Philharmonic and made his debut with the orchestra at the 1996 Berlin Festival.
- In 2003, he became the first Music Director of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. His previous positions include Principal Conductor of the Trondheim Symphony in Norway (1997-2000), Principal Guest Conductor of Sweden's Norrköping Symphony (1997-2003) and Music Director of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen (1997-2003).
- He was appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra, commencing at the start of the 2006/07 season, and Music Director of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra from January 2007.
- Signed to Virgin Classics, Daniel has recorded Mahler's Symphony No.4 with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. He has also recorded Beethoven Overtures and Brahms Symphonies 3 and 4, Mozart's Don Giovanni and Britten's The Turn of the Screw.
- He is a fan of modern classics, and has recorded works by Lutoslawski with Solveig Kringelborn and the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, and works by Britten with Ian Bostridge and the Britten Sinfonia.
Did you know?
In 2002 he was awarded the title Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government.
Mahler Chamber Orchestra/Daniel Harding
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