We are delighted to announce that Nathalie Stutzmann has been announced as Chief Conductor of the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra in Norway today, with tenure set to begin in September 2018. Nathalie will succeed Giordano Bellincampi as the ninth Chief Conductor of one of Norway’s foremost ensembles, which traces its roots back to 1919.
On her appointment, Nathalie comments:
“I am so thrilled to become the new Chief Conductor of the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra. From the first rehearsal — when we started to play Strauss — I was so amazed by the quality of the musicians. They were so involved in the music and the working process was amazing. I’m also looking forward to developing new ideas with the orchestra, with the musicians, with the board, and to have the KSO more involved in the city life. I truly believe that the symphonic orchestra has an important part to play in the lives of the citizens of the city. It should be so much fun for the people to come to our concerts and discover how much we want to share our passion for this music. I can’t wait to see you all and share the music together.”
Nathalie is also the Principal Guest Conductor of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, a post she took up in September 2017, and Associate Artist with the Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo. Future guest conducting highlights include returns to the Philadelphia Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra Washington, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Konzerthaus Orchestra Berlin, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, as well as debuts with the Oslo Philharmonic, Gothenburg Symphony, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, and Royal Scottish National Orchestra.