Nathalie Stutzmann is Chief Conductor of Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra in Norway, Principal Guest Conductor of RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, as well as Artist-in-Residence with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra for the 2019/20 season. She is considered one of the most outstanding musical personalities of our time, with parallel careers as both Contralto and Conductor.
Highlights as a guest conductor in the 19/20 season include debut performances with the London Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and the Bamberger Symphoniker. She will also return to the Philadelphia and Minnesota Orchestras, Rotterdam, Oslo, Royal Liverpool and Royal Stockholm Philharmonics, and Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra.


“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

April 21 – May 9, 2020

La Monnaie / De Munt

Brussels, Belgium

Tchaikovsky: Pikovaya Dama
Nathalie Stutzmann, conductor
David Marton, director
Dmitry Golovnin, Hermann
Laurent Naouri, Count Tomsky
Stéphane Degout, Prince Yeletsky
Anne Sofie Von Otter, Countess
Anna Nechaeva, Liza
La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
MM Academy & La Monnaie’s Children’s and Youth Chorus


The performances of Pikovaya Dama have been cancelled
due to the coronavirus covid-19 situation.

May 28, 2020

Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra

Kilden Performing Arts Centre, Kristiansand, Norway

Munktell: Brännigar Overture
Elgar: Sea Pictures
Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture
Debussy: La mer
Nathalie Stutzmann, conductor
Catriona Morison, mezzo-soprano


The performance has been cancelled
due to the coronavirus covid-19 situation.



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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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