• With her next album, Nathalie Stutzmann pays homage to the deep-voiced female singers of the Baroque, often overshadowed by their castrato peers.

    Releasing January 15th

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Principal Guest Conductor Designate of The Philadelphia Orchestra
Chief Conductor of the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra

Conductor and contralto, Nathalie Stutzmann is considered one of the most outstanding musical personalities of our time. Charismatic musicianship, combined with unique rigour, energy and fantasy, characterise her style.

Nathalie has just been announced as the Philadelphia Orchestra’s new Principal Guest Conductor from season 21/22. She is also entering the third season of a highly successful tenure as Chief Conductor of the Kristiansand Symphony, a tenure which has just been extended by a further two seasons, to the end of 22/23.

As a guest conductor, she began the season 20/21 with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and returns to them twice during the season. Other guest conducting highlights over the next two seasons include performances with the Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, NDR Elbphilharmonie, London Symphony, Orchestre National de Lyon…

Nathalie has also established a strong reputation as an opera conductor. She will open her 21/22 season with a conducting debut at the Metropolitan Opera.


“Nathalie is the real thing. So much love, intensity and sheer technique. We need more conductors like her.”
Sir Simon Rattle

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Upcoming dates

August 13, 14, 2021
Minnesota Orchestra

Symphony Hall, Minneapolis, United States

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2
Dvorak: Symphony No. 9
Nathalie Stutzmann, conductor
Lukáš Vondráček, piano

August 26, 2021
Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra

Kilden Performing Arts Centre, Kristiansand, Norway

Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man
Verdi: La forza del destino Overture
Mazzoli: Dark with Excessive Bright
Dvorak: Symphony No. 9
Nathalie Stutzmann, conductor
Peter Herresthal, violin

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New album: Contralto - released on January 15, 2021

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Nathalie Stutzmann extends her contract with Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra until 2023

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Nathalie Stutzmann appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra

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"A masterful conception of music"

Le Figaro

Le Figaro

"The conductor has it all"

Le Monde

Le Monde

"A spirited, precise, sensitive and contrasting direction"

Seen and Heard International

Seen and Heard International

"Stutzmann’s conducting technique is exceptionally clear, and everything she touches emerges as incredibly musical"

The Huffington Post

The Huffington Post

"Stutzmann is a different kind of conductor"

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