Daniel Harding CBE is Music and Artistic Director of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, with whom in 2022 he celebrated his 15-year anniversary. He is Conductor Laureate of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, with whom he has worked for over 20 years. In 2024, he will take up the position of Music Director of the Youth Music Culture, The Greater Bay Area for a five-year term, and that same season will take up the position of Music Director of the Orchestra and Chorus of the Academia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.
He is a regular visitor to the world’s foremost orchestras, including the Wiener Philharmoniker, Berliner Philharmoniker, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Staatskapelle Dresden, London Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala. In the US, he has appeared with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic and the San Francisco Symphony.
A renowned opera conductor, he has led critically acclaimed productions at the Teatro alla Scala Milan, Wiener Staatsoper, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and at the Aix-en-Provence and Salzburg Festivals.
He is a qualified airline pilot.