Sakari Oramo

Sakari Oramo renews contract with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

18 April 2016

The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra announced at its 2016/17 season launch in Stockholm today that it has extended Sakari Oramo’s contract as Chief Conductor and Artistic Advisor until June 2020.

Oramo joined the orchestra in 2008 and since then their partnership has been celebrated both at home in Sweden and internationally. The 2015/16 season has seen them give a critically acclaimed European tour which included concerts in Vienna, Cologne and Hamburg and win a BBC Music Magazine Award for their recording of Nielsen’s Symphonies No.1 & 3 on the BIS label.

Speaking about the announcement, Artistic and Executive Director of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Stefan Forsberg said: “It is truly a love story going on between Sakari Oramo and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, which leads us to outstanding artistic achievements. We are very proud, but also grateful and humbled, to continue our partnership with one of our time’s greatest maestros. The next few years includes some amazing national and international projects, where we will be able to delight our audiences both in Stockholm and Sweden as well as in the rest of the world!”

Sakari Oramo commented: “I am delighted to be renewing my contract as Chief Conductor of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra into the next decade. I am hugely looking forward to many exciting projects both in Sweden and further afield, as well as continuing our award-winning recording activities. Both musically and on a personal level, working with the wonderful orchestra and team in Stockholm is a huge privilege.”

Next season sees the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and Sakari Oramo perform new repertoire at home in Stockholm including the world premiere of Anders Hillborg’s Violin Concerto No.2 with Lisa Batiashvili. They will also appear internationally; with a concert tour in the Baltic region and a performance at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.