Nathalie

Music Director Designate of Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Principal Guest Conductor 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 Stutzmann has just been announced as Atlanta Symphony’s Music Director from the start of the 2022/23 season, becoming only the second woman in history to lead a major American orchestra after Marin Alsop. In addition, this season she begins her position as the Philadelphia Orchestra’s new Principal Guest Conductor. She is also entering the fourth season of a highly successful tenure as Chief Conductor of the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra, a tenure which has just been extended by a further two seasons, to the end of 22/23.

As a guest conductor, Nathalie will begin the season 21/ 22 with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Other guest conducting highlights this season and the next include performances with the London Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Symphony, Hamburg NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic, Helsinki Radio Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, San Francisco Symphony…

 

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Upcoming dates

DECEMBER 2, 3 & 4, 2021
The Philadelphia Orchestra

Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, United States

Mazzoli: Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres)
Schubert: Symphony No. 9
Nathalie Stutzmann, conductor

JANUARY 4, 5 & 6, 2022
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra

Konserthus, Oslo, Norway

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4
Nathalie Stutzmann, conductor
Khatia Buniatishvili, piano

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Latest news

1st female conductor takes baton of Atlanta Symphony - The Today Show

On October 18, Nathalie Stutzmann was featured in NBC News‘ popular Today Show and spoke to Jenna Bush Hager about […]

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Nathalie Stutzmann next Music Director of Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Nathalie Stutzmann will become Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Fifth Music Director from the 2022-2023 season. She will be the first woman […]

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New album: Contralto - released on January 15, 2021

In her new album, Nathalie Stutzmann shines a light on the deep-voiced female singers of the Baroque era, often overshadowed […]

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Press

ArtsATL

ArtsATL

"A consummate rock star on the podium"

Bachtrack

Bachtrack

"Uplifting"

The Philadelphia Inquirer

The Philadelphia Inquirer

"She hears pieces fresh"

Seen and Heard International

Seen and Heard International

“A huge emotional punch”

Die Welt

Die Welt

“A delicate sensuality”

P. Journal

P. Journal

“An extraordinary magician”

Le Figaro

Le Figaro

"The conductor has it all"

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