Daniel Harding is the Music Director of the Orchestre de Paris and the Swedish Radio Symphony, and Conductor Laureate of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. He is a regular guest with the Vienna Philharmonic, Staatskapelle Dresden (both orchestras of which he has conducted at the Salzburg Festival), Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic, Bavarian Radio Symphony, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, and the Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala. Other guest conducting engagements includes the Munich Philharmonic, Orchestre National de Lyon, Oslo Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Santa Cecilia Orchestra of Rome, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Rotterdam Philharmonic, HR Symphony Orchestra, and the Orchestre des Champs-Élysées. In the US, he has performed with the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Boston Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He made his debut under SFS auspices in 2010 leading the Staatskapelle Dresden on the Great Performers Series.
He has regularly conducted at La Scala Milan since the 2005 season, leading productions such as Falstaff, which opened La Scala’s Verdi celebration in 2013. His other operatic engagements include The Turn of the Screw and Wozzeck at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Ariadne auf Naxos, Don Giovanni, and Le nozze di Figaro at the Salzburg Festival with the Vienna Philharmonic; and many appearances at the Aix-en-Provence Festival.
Mr. Harding’s extensive discography includes Mahler’s Symphony No. 10 with the Vienna Philharmonic; Orff’s Carmina burana, Mahler’s Symphony No. 6, and Schumann’s Scenes from Goethe's Faust with the Bavarian Radio Symphony; and Billy Budd with the London Symphony Orchestra (winner of a Grammy award for Best Opera Recording). For the Harmonia Mundi label he recorded Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique and Rameau’s Hippolyte et Aricie Suite with the Swedish Radio Symphony, released in 2016.
In 2002 Mr. Harding was awarded the title Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government and was nominated to the position of Officier Arts et Lettres in 2017.