This year, everyone's hiring Danish

This year, everyone's hiring Danish


norman lebrecht

July 12, 2011

There’s nowt so trendy (or derivative) as art.

The moment the Royal Opera hired Kaspar Holten as its new chief, others went sniffing out Denmark as a possible talent stream.

This morning BBC National Orchestra of Wales announced Thomas Sondegard as principal conductor. He’s 41, presently working at Norwegian Radio. No other known form.

Thomas Søndergård in rehearsal with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Monday 11 July 2011

Who’s next? Not one of the alleged cokeheads from Denmark’s Royal Ballet, I hope.

Here‘s a viola player’s view.