Nathalie Stutzmann and Seiji Ozawa share concert podium again in Japan

Nathalie Stutzmann and Seiji Ozawa in May 2017.

Nathalie Stutzmann and Seiji Ozawa in May 2017.

Following a well-deserved holiday, Nathalie Stutzmann returns to Japan and has the great honor to share once again the podium with her mentor Maestro Seiji Ozawa at Matsumoto’s Seiji Ozawa Festival. With two concerts on August 25 and 27, Nathalie will lead Saito Kinen Orchestra in Dvořák’s Symphony No. 7 and Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn with vocal soloist Lydia Teuscher, Seiji Ozawa will lead Beethoven’s Leonore No. 3 Overture.

Nathalie Stutzmann and Seiji Ozawa have collaborated on many occasions in the past, including recordings and a first series of concerts sharing the podium in 2014. Watch them conduct Mendelssohn and Beethoven at Mito Arts Tower here.

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Mahler 2 in Washington

Nathalie Stutzmann in Washington, with Kennedy Center in the background.

Nathalie Stutzmann in Washington, with Kennedy Center in the background.

On June 1 and 3 Nathalie Stutzmann will be the featured contralto soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center, in Mahler’s Symphony No. 2. Music Director Christoph Eschenbach leads the performances which also include South African soprano Golda Schultz and The Washington Chorus. Last season, Nathalie’s performance of works by Mahler at the Kennedy Center was heralded by The Washington Post as “a real pleasure” and “delicious caramel”.

Nathalie will travel to Washington again early next season, this time making her highly anticipated return as conductor at the head of NSO following her critically acclaimed debut in 2015.

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Lalo, Mozart and Ravel with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

© K.Miura

© K.Miura

Up next, Nathalie Stutzmann visits Sweden again to lead the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra at Stockholm’s konserthuset on May 24. Nathalie – who debuted with the orchestra in 2014 – returns with a programme that opens with Lalo’s Overture to Le Roi d’Ys, followed by Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante with violonist Johannes Lörstad and violist Louisa Tatlow. She’ll round out the evening with Ravel’s Menuet antique, Une barque sur l’océan and La valse.

The performance will receive a later broadcast via the Swedish Broadcasting Corporation, and the RSPO’s online concert hall for the Ravel pieces.

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Nathalie Stutzmann and Inger Södergren embark on Schubert tour to Japan May 4-19

japan1Nathalie Stutzmann and her pianist Inger Södergren return to Japan for a 7-concert, 6-city tour from May 4 to 19, which includes two stops at Tokyo’s Toppan Hall.

From May 6 to 17, they’ll be joined by Kyoko Shikata (concertmaster, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra), Eri Takimura (second principal violin, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra), Manubu Suzuki (solo principal viola, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra) and Hajime Ohtomo (cellist of Quartet Excelsior), performing Schubert’s Ausgewählte Lieder specially arranged for the occasion for piano and string quartet in Nishinomiya, Oita, Nara, Yokohama and Tokyo.

0001On May 4 and 19, the duo will give recitals of Schubert’s Die schöne Mullerin in Sasebo and Tokyo again. Talking about this song cycle, Nathalie says: “It’s one of the great song cycles of [Schubert’s] production, which is a little less dark than Winterreise, talking more about love and nature as a confidant, a friend to whom we can tell everything. There is a lot of purity emerging from this cycle, purity of love, of water. It’s a programme where the river, the colours of nature are very present, and all this is something the audience shouldn’t miss!”

More details on the venues can be found in Nathalie’s schedule.

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Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra debut – to be live radio broadcast on April 13

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On the heels of her “impressive conducting debut with the London Philharmonic Orchestra” (Seen and Heard International), Nathalie Stutzmann travels to the Netherlands to make her debut with the acclaimed Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra in three concerts April 12, 13 and 14 at de Doelen. She will lead Bach’s masterpiece St Matthew Passion with a lineup of soloists including soprano Martina Jankova, mezzo-soprano Aude Extrémo, tenors Samuel Boden and Jeremy Ovenden, bass-baritones Vincent Le Texier and Leon Kosavic, and the choirs of Laurens Collegium Rotterdam and Jongenskoor Koorschool St. Bavo Haarlem.

The performance of April 13 will receive a live radio broadcast from Dutch classical radio station NPO Radio 4 at 7.30pm, tune in!

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