Tonight, Nathalie Stutzmann makes her BBC Proms conducting debut with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales alongside fellow Askonas Holt artist Fatma Said, as well as soloists Kathryn Rudge, Sunnyboy Dladla and David Shipley. Together they will perform Mozart’s Requiem, preceded by Brahms’ Tragic Overture and Wagner’s Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde.
Nathalie first performed at the BBC Proms almost 20 years ago, as a contralto under Sir John Eliot Gardiner. In the time since, she has developed a parallel career as a conductor, and in the 2019/20 season looks forward to debuts with the the London Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Bamberger Symphoniker, and at La Monnaie for a production of Pikovaya Dama, among others. She continues her roles as Chief Conductor of the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra and Principal Guest Conductor of RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra.
Fatma’s BBC Proms debut follows recent debuts with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Andris Nelsons in Suor Angelica, and at Salzburg’s MozartWoche in a production of Mozart’s T.H.A.M.O.S. Looking ahead, highlights in Fatma’s 2019/20 season include Die Schöpfung at Wiener Konzerthaus, Fauré Requiem with Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, and Mahler Symphony No. 4 with Teatro Lirico di Cagliari. She gives recitals in Salzburg, Zürich, Munich and London amongst others. Previously a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, Fatma has recently become an exclusive Warner Classics recording artist.