Michael Schønwandt
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Danish conductor Michael Schønwandt (61) has been named Principal Conductor at Opéra Orchestre national de Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillo. This was reported by our colleagues from ResMusica. Schønwandt takes up his post in September 2015. He was Music Director of the Royal Danish Orchestra and the Royal Opera in Copenhagen from 2000-2011.He was principal guest conductor of the Théâtre National de La Monnaie from 1984 to 1987, and held the same post with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra from 1987 to 2000. Schønwandt has also served as chief conductor of the Berliner Sinfonie-Orchester from 1992 to 1998. In May 2009, Schønwandt was named principal conductor of the Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic and formally took up the post in August 2010.

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