BBC NATIONAL ORCHESTRA OF WALES
The BBC National Orchestra of Wales occupies a special rôle as both a national and broadcasting orchestra, acclaimed not only for the quality of its performances but also for its importance within its own community. Its conducting team consists of Principal Conductor Thierry Fischer, Principal Guest Conductor Jac van Steen, Conductor Laureate Tadaaki Otaka and Associate Guest Conductor François-Xavier Roth. The orchestra’s commitment to performing contemporary music has been consolidated over recent years, and its innovative Education and Community Department continues to reach into schools, workplaces and communities within Wales. In addition to being orchestra-in-residence at St David’s Hall, Cardiff, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales also presents a concert series at the Brangwyn Hall, Swansea. As well as international touring, it is in demand at major British festivals and performs every year at the BBC Proms, and biennially at the prestigious BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition. The orchestra is based in the celebrated state-of-the-art recording and rehearsal space, BBC Hoddinott Hall at Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff.
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