Joseph Swensen – conductor
- Music Director designate, Orchestre national de Bordeaux Aquitaine (from 2024-25 season)
- Principal Guest Conductor, NFM Leopoldinum Orchestra, Wrocław (Artistic Director 2017-2023)
- Conductor Emeritus, Scottish Chamber Orchestra (Principal Conductor 1996-2005)
- Principal Guest Conductor, Orquesta Ciudad de Granada
Characterised by the strength of the bonds forged through long-lasting and loyal relationships with numerous orchestras and their audiences, Joseph Swensen’s activity as a conductor extends throughout Europe and beyond, without regard to geographical or cultural borders. Praised by critics in particular for his interpretations of the great romantic repertoire such as Mahler, Bruckner and Sibelius, he is also a musical explorer who ventures into much more experimental terrain when working with smaller ensembles, and whose programmes regularly include 21st century composers alongside works from the classical period.
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, February 2023
Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, May 2022