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

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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 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, Nathalie began the season 21/ 22 with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Other guest conducting highlights over the next season include performances with the London Symphony Orchestra , Hamburg NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic, Helsinki Radio Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, San Francisco Symphony.


“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

Cancelled due to Covid-19
SEPTEMBER 29, OCTOBER 2, 6, 9, 15, 2021
The Metropolitan Opera

New York, United States

Gluck: Iphigénie en Tauride
Nathalie Stutzmann, conductor
Kate Lindsey, Iphigénie
Ben Bliss & David Portillo, Pylade
Etienne Dupuis, Oreste
Elchin Azizov, Thoas
Stephen Wadsworth, director

OCTOBER 13, 14, 2021
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Symphony Hall, Atlanta, United States

Verdi: La forza del destino Overture
Mazzoli: Dark with Excessive Bright
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5
Nathalie Stutzmann, conductor
Peter Herresthal, violin

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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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Nathalie Stutzmann extends her contract with Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra until 2023

Nathalie Stutzmann, Chief Conductor of the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra since 2018, has extended her contract to the end of the […]

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Nathalie Stutzmann appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra

The Philadelphia Orchestra announced today the appointment of Nathalie Stutzmann as its new Principal Guest Conductor. She takes up the […]

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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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