Nathalie Stutzmann is considered one of the most outstanding musical personalities of our time, with parallel careers as both Contralto and Conductor. Her charismatic musicianship, the unique combination of rigour and fantasy which characterises her style have been recognised by her peers, audience and critics alike. Nathalie is Principal Guest Conductor of RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, Associate Artist of the Sao Paulo State Symphony Orchestra, and Chief Conductor Designate of the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra (commencing September 2018.)
Recent guest conducting highlights with London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra Washington, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, St Louis Symphony, Saito Kinen Ozawa Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic and Kristiansand Symphony led to immediate re-invitations this season and the next. Highly anticipated debuts include Houston Symphony, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Following her 2017 acclaimed success with Wagner’s Tannhaüser at Monte-Carlo Opera, she will open the 2018 Les Chorégies d’Orange festival with Mefistofele.
Nathalie also sings regularly with the world’s greatest conductors and orchestras, and devotes most of her singing season to her own chamber orchestra Orfeo 55, resident at Opéra Orchestre National Montpellier. She received the ‘Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite’ honour from the French State and in Spring 2015 she was appointed an Officer of the prestigious ‘Arts et Lettres’ in France. She has an exclusive contract with Warner Classics/Erato as both singer and conductor.