April 20, 2018

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, Dublin National Concert Hall

“What never ceases to impress me with Stutzmann at the helm is her passionate attachment to the music as she urges every musician to give of their best. And what a tremendous effect.”
“In the muscular coda which concludes the work [Brahms’ Symphony no. 1], Stutzmann coaxed ever more fervour and energy from the NSO making this a rendition of thrilling intensity.”

April 11, 2018

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Preston Guild Hall

“A Glowing Range of Orchestral Colours from Stutzmann and RLPO
With the brass in striking form Stutzmann and her players provided a sense of dark foreboding in a rousing performance [of Verdi’s overture from the opera The Force of Destiny] which felt uncommonly stormy and quite ferocious at times. (…) Stutzmann’s experience in singing Wagner and recently conducting Tannhäuser showed as she assuredly conducted the Prelude and Liebestod drawing as much passion and sheer drama as she was able from the players who responded quite magnificently. (…) After the interval Stutzmann conducted Brahms’ Symphony No.2 (…). This was an impressively coherent if standard account in which Stutzmann unmistakably lavished considerable care and attention. The results were fresh and invigorating, strongly evocative of rustic Alpine scenes. Convincingly the playing had a heartfelt glow resulting in a performance that felt delightful and uplifting. It would be remiss not to highlight the glowing range of orchestral colours that the players produced.”
Seen and Heard International

February 23, 2018

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, Dublin National Concert Hall

“The RTÉ NSO [is] having a blinder of a season, judging from its regular sold-out Friday night concerts and the quality of the musicianship on offer – particularly under its new principal guest conductor, Nathalie Stutzmann. And tonight’s concert was a prime example of that – a sumptuous programme, an exciting soloist, and an orchestra that was utterly sensitive to Stutzmann’s masterful conception of the music.”
“Stutzmann is a master at building up the excitement (…). [She] grasped us by the lapels with her interpretation of this great work [Beethoven’s Symphony no. 5]”