RSNO names new leader

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The Royal Scottish National Orchestra has appointed Danish conductor Thomas Søndergård as its next principal guest conductor.

The position is for an initial three years from the 2012/13 season and require him to lead three programmes a year.

Søndergård will remain as principal conductor and musical adviser of the Norwegian Radio Orchestra until the end of the 2011/2012 season and will then hold his RSNO title concurrently with that of principal conductor of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.