Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra is all of Sweden’s orchestra. Regardless of where in the country you live, you can listen to the orchestra’s concerts on air through the Swedish Radio P2, or online. Many of them are also broadcast on Swedish Television (SVT).
Ahead of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra’s guest performance at the BBC Proms in 2014, Daniel Harding was asked what makes them stand out from the crowd. ‘The orchestra has an incredible humility towards the music, and a wonderful feel for musical fantasy and invention.’ At a different interview, Tomo Keller, one of the leaders of the orchestra, said that ‘it’s a pure pleasure to play with the orchestra’, and emphasised two unique characteristics: the ambition to improve constantly, and a rare sensitivity and listening ability. Scottish football manager Sir Alex Ferguson has likened a symphony orchestra to a football team as both depend entirely on the collaboration between the players. With musical inventiveness and the members’ pronounced teamwork, the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra is guaranteed to stay at the musical front edge of the big stages of the world!
"The orchestra has an incredible humility towards the music, and a wonderful feel for musical fantasy and invention"