Hailed as one of the “world’s best” due to their “stunning” technicality and demonstration of “genuine character” (Die Welt), the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra (RSPO) was founded in 1902 and Konserthuset Stockholm has been its home since 1926. The RSPO gives around 100 concerts annually, and the Orchestra also participates in the festivities associated with the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony and the presentation of the Polar Music Prize.
Regular guest conductors include notable names such as Riccardo Muti, Andris Nelsons, Franz Welser-Möst, Herbert Blomstedt, Nathalie Stutzmann, Gianandrea Noseda and Conductor Laureate Alan Gilbert.
Sakari Oramo has been Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the RSPO since 2008, with his run coming to an end in 2021. Sakari Oramo has carried out successful tours with the RSPO as well as receiving considerable attention for numerous recordings he has composed with the orchestra. Among them the Carl Nielsen’s symphonies (BBC Music Magazine Award 2016) and Swedish Grammy-awarded recordings of music by Anders Hillborg, as well as recordings with world-renowned American soprano Renée Fleming.
Ryan Bancroft has been appointed Chief Conductor of Royal Stockholm Philharmonic and will begin his tenure from 2023/24 season.