SAKARI MARKUS ORAMO
BIOGRAPHY AND CAREER
Oramo was born in
In September 1996, Oramo was named Principal Conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO), having conducted the CBSO in two concerts prior to that appointment. He then assumed the post as Music Director and Artistic Advisor in 1998. His work in Birmingham included the Floof! festival of contemporary music. He also championed the music of John Foulds in concerts and recordings with the CBSO. From 2003 to 2012 Oramo was sole Principal Conductor of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra.
He was at the forefront of the
In April 2007, Oramo was one of eight conductors of British orchestras to endorse the 10-year classical music outreach manifesto, "Building on Excellence: Orchestras for the 21st Century", to increase the presence of classical music in the UK, including giving free entry to all British schoolchildren to a classical music concert. In addition to his conducting and recording work, Oramo has also published newspaper articles on music.
In September 2008, Oramo became Chief Conductor and Artistic Advisor
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra . His initial contract
in Stockholm was for three years. With the Royal Stockholm
Philharmonic, he has recorded symphonies of
In October 2011, Oramo made his first guest conducting appearance with the BBC Symphony Orchestra , his first guest-conducting engagement with any London orchestra. On the basis of this concert, in February 2012, Oramo was named the 13th Chief Conductor of the BBCSO, effective with the First Night of the 2013 Proms season. His initial contract was for 3 years, with a pending subsequent option for an additional 2 years. Oramo held the title of Chief Conductor Designate for the 2012–2013 season. In September 2015, the BBCSO announced the extension of his contract to the 2019-2020 season. He has recorded commercially with the BBCSO with such lab