Thomas Dausgaard (Danish: [tˢʌmas ˈd̥ɑʊ̯ˀsɡ̊ɒːˀ]; born 4 July 1963 in Copenhagen) is a Danish conductor.
Since 1997, Dausgaard has been Principal Conductor of the Swedish Chamber Orchestra. From 2001-2004, 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. In March 2006, his initial contract with the DNSO was extended through 2010. In October 2009, Dausgaard chose to conclude his principal conductorship of the DNSO at the close of the 2010-2011 season and to take the title of æresdirigent (honorary conductor). In 2014, Dausgaard joined the Seattle Symphony as Principal Guest Conductor.
Dausgaard has been a regular conductor of the music of Per Nørgård, and is the dedicatee of Nørgård's composition Terrains Vagues. For the Chandos and DaCapo labels, Dausgaard has conducted several recordings of Danish and other Scandinavian music, including works by Per Nørgård, Johan Svendsen, Johan Peter Emilius Hartmann, Rued Langgaard, Dag Wirén, Franz Berwald, August Enna and Asger Hamerik. He has also embarked on a series of recordings for SIMAX of the music of Ludwig van Beethoven, as well as two CDs for BIS of the symphonies of Robert Schumann.
Dausgaard and his wife Helle Hentzer have three sons.Continue reading at Wikipedia... Wikipedia content provided under the terms of the Creative Commons BY-SA license