Founded in 1936, the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra took its place as a world standard ensemble under the leadership of Sergiu Celibidache (1965 – 1971). Celibidache was succeeded by Herbert Blomstedt, the current Conductor Laureate, who led the orchestra from 1977 – 1982. In 1984, the 25 year-old Esa-Pekka Salonen took up the reins followed by Yevgeny Svetlanov, and Manfred Honeck.
Today the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra enjoys an enviable position amongst the world’s greatest orchestras. Thanks to the leadership and dedication of the current Music Director, Daniel Harding.