Martin Fröst

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The Swedish Chamber Orchestra have announced that the Swedish clarinettist Marin Fröst will be its new chief conductor. 

Fröst has been increasingly active on the podium in recent years, but this is his first conducting appointment.

'I have tried to open new doors into the future,' said Fröst. 'This [appointment] really gives me a chance to take another step in a new direction. It really is an honour to be joining this wonderful musical family.'

Thomas Dausgaard, who has been the orchestra's chief conductor since 1997, will continue his relationship with the orchestra as conductor laureate. 

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