Joseph Swensen

Joseph Swensen – conductor & violinist

  • Conductor Emeritus, Scottish Chamber Orchestra (Principal Conductor 1996-2005)
  • Principal Guest Conductor, Orquesta Ciudad de Granada
  • Artistic Partner, Northwest Sinfonietta
  • Principal Guest Conductor and Artistic Adviser, Orchestre de Chambre de Paris (2009-2012); Principal Conductor, Malmö Opera (2005-2011)
  • Starling Professor of Violin at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
  • Guest conductor with Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine, Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, London Philharmonic Orchestra and London Mozart Players
  • Mahler cycle with Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse met with great critical acclaim and now undertaking a Bruckner cycle
  • Performing again as a violin soloist and will play the Barber Concerto with both Oregon and Atlanta orchestras. Directed Prokofiev 2 with Los Angeles C.O and all six Brandenburg Concertos with the Colorado Symphony and the Barber Violin Concerto with the SCO.
  • Will play-direct the Brahms concerto in 2016 with the Orquesta Ciudad de Granada and the Northwest Sinfonietta
  • Member of the KahaneSwensenBrey Trio. Recent concerts at US festivals include La Jolla, Chamber Music North West, Music@Menlo, Ravinia, Philadelphia and Toronto

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Victoria Rowsell (Managing Director)
Aude-Marie Auphan (Artist Manager)


Bruckner: Symphony no.7 (excerpt)
Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, October 2015
Tchaikovsky Symphony no.5, rehearsal
London Philharmonic Orchestra, March 2014
Brahms: Violin Concerto, 3rd movt
London Mozart Players, February 2013
KahaneSwensenBrey Trio
Music@Menlo, summer 2013

Concert Dates

January - May 2017



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