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Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra was founded in 1902 and has made its home in Konserthuset Stockholm in the city centre since 1926. The orchestra endeavours to reinvigorate and expand the traditional symphonic repertoire by organizing an annual, internationally renowned composer festival and regularly commissioning and premiering new works.

Each year, the orchestra also participates at the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony and the Nobel Prize Concert. Through tours and award-winning recordings the orchestra has confirmed its international standing, to the point of being called »one of the finest orchestras in the world« (»Die Welt«).
Alongside the orchestra’s title conductors Sakari Oramo and Alan Gilbert (Conductor Laureates) and Franz Welser-Möst (Eric Ericson Honorary Chair) the orchestra regularly works with a prestigious list of guest conductors, for instance Herbert Blomstedt, Andris Nelsons, Manfred Honeck and Simone Young.

Award-winning American conductor Ryan Bancroft has been Chief Conductor of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra since the 2023/24 season. Bancroft first came to international attention in 2018 when he won both First Prize and Audience Prize at the prestigious »Malko Competition for Young Conductors« in Copenhagen. Bancroft and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra continue their great work honouring musical traditions, performing both contemporary and Swedish music, and championing a more gender-balanced repertoire.
The orchestra’s digital platform Konserthuset Play offers a large selection of filmed performances – available for free streaming worldwide. Currently there are well over 100 concerts with the orchestra at