Joseph Swensen

Visiting Professor


Joseph Swensen is Conductor Emeritus of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Principal Guest Conductor of the Orquesta Ciudad de Granada and Artistic Partner of the Northwest Sinfonietta (USA). Sharing his time between conducting and violin playing, Swensen is Professor of Music (violin) at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and Visiting Professor (violin) at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He has previously served as Principal Guest Conductor & Artistic Adviser of the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris (2009-2012), Principal Conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra (1996-2005) and Principal Conductor of the Malmö Opera (2005-2011). He enjoys long-established relationships with the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Orchestre National de Bordeaux, London Mozart Players, and Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música. He has appeared at the Mostly Mozart Festival in New York, Tanglewood and Ravinia Festivals, the BBC Proms, the Barbican (London) and the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam).