Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra & Swedish Radio Choir Appoint Principal Guest Conductors

By Francisco Salazar

The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra has announced that Maxim Emelyanychev and Krista Audere were appointed to the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Swedish Radio Choir as Principal Guest Conductors.

They will work on the concert productions that Music Directors Daniel Harding and Kaspars Putniņš will not be present. Audere and Emelyanychev will take up their new positions in 2025.

In a statement, Staffan Becker, General Manager at the Swedish Radio Concert Hall, Berwaldhallen said, “This is an opportunity for further development and to secure good collaborations for the future. I am convinced that our two new principal guest conductors will contribute new perspectives both in terms of repertoire and the actual music making in the ensembles.”

The Swedish Radio Choir’s Principal Guest Conductor will be Krista Audere and will become the first conductor in the Swedish Radio Choir’s history to hold that title.

In a statement, Audere said, “The Swedish Radio Choir is the dream job! I have been captivated by their voices since a young age. It feels fantastic to be able to deepen our collaboration after the fine concert project we had during the last season. And it all comes back to the fact that we already clicked during the finals of the Eric Ericson Award 2021.”

Additionally, the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra’s new Principal Guest Conductor will be Maxim Emelyanychev.

Of his new position, Emelyanychev said, “The quality of the musicians in the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra is incredible! I am very much looking forward to developing our relationship.”

The orchestra added that Daniel Harding’s contract as Music Director of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra will extend to 2025 and Kaspars Putniņš for the Swedish Radio Choir will be until at least 2026.