Beethoven Five

Sat 4 May 2019, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Beethoven Coriolan Overture
Mozart Flute and Harp Concerto K299
Beethoven Symphony No5

Nathalie Stutzmann Conductor
Katherine Bryan Flute
Pippa Tunnell Harp

‘Da-da-da-daaa!’: everyone knows the first four notes of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. Now’s your chance to hear the rest – and it’s gripping: a no-holds-barred emotional struggle from tragedy to triumph, in some of the most dramatic music ever written. It’s perfect for our inspirational guest conductor Nathalie Stutzmann. First, though, comes something a bit gentler, as the RSNO’s Principal Flute Katherine Bryan and harpist Pippa Tunnell perform Mozart’s elegant – but deliciously witty – Concerto for Flute and Harp.

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Dedicated to the Lillie Bequest Fund in recognition of the RSNO Foundation’s generous support.

This concert is recommended by Classic FM

6.45PM: Peter Dykes (RSNO Associate Principal Oboe) in conversation with Katherine Bryan (RSNO Principal Flute) in the Clyde Foyer.

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Featured Artists

Nathalie Stutzmann

Nathalie Stutzmann Conductor

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.

Katherine  Bryan

Katherine Bryan Flute

Katherine Bryan made her concerto debut at the age of 15 with Daniel Harding and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields in London, and later made her US concerto debut at New York’s Lincoln Center with the Juilliard Orchestra. She has since performed as soloist with the BBC Philharmonic, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Hallé, Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic and English Baroque Soloists. Katherine's debut solo recording of the Nielsen and Liebermann flute concertos, Poulenc Flute Sonata (orchestrated by Sir Lennox Berkeley) and Hüe Fantasie, with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra conducted by Paul Daniel, was released to great acclaim in September 2010. Following this success, Katherine released a further disc of concertos in May 2013, including works by Ibert, Martin and Rouse. Katherine's recording of the Rouse Flute Concerto is the work’s first ever British recording. Her latest album, Silver Bow, described by the Scotsman as ‘a breathtaking package’, is a collection of transcriptions of music for violin and orchestra including Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending, and was released in September 2015. It was chosen as one of Classic FM's top 20 albums of 2015. A winner of the prestigious Audi Music Competition, Katherine studied at Chetham’s School of Music, Manchester, and won a full scholarship to study flute at the Juilliard School, New York, with Jeanne Baxtresser and Carol Wincenc. She was a prizewinner in the Royal Overseas League Music Competition, and in the Young Concert Artists International Competition in New York, and she was a finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year for three consecutive competitions. She was awarded the Julius Isserlis Scholarship by the Royal Philharmonic Society. At the age of just 21 she was appointed Principal Flute with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, a position she still holds today in addition to appearing as concerto soloist with leading orchestras worldwide. Katherine is currently a lecturer in flute at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Chetham’s School of Music. She is a regular guest principal with the Philharmonia Orchestra, and has also played guest principal with the London Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, BBC Scotttish Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, Swedish Radio Symphony and London Symphony Orchestras, as well as with the Royal Northern Sinfonia, Hallé and Seattle Symphony. Katherine has appeared at major international festivals, including the Cheltenham Music Festival, as both concerto soloist and recitalist. She has given live broadcasts on Classic FM, BBC Radio 3 and BBC television. Forthcoming projects include a new solo album for Chandos Records. Katherine is thrilled to wear ROX jewellery.

Pippa  Tunnell

Pippa Tunnell Harp

Pippa has been playing as Principal Harp with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra since 1999, and appears regularly with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. She is Harp Lecturer at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Brought up and educated in Edinburgh, Pippa became a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain before winning a scholarship to the Royal Northern College of Music to study with Frank Sternefeld. There she won the Hiles Medal and, following her graduation with honours, she won several awards enabling her to take up a place at the Konservatorium in Basel, Switzerland, to study with Ursula Holliger. On her return to the U.K. Pippa built up a successful freelance career, performing as a soloist as well as a chamber and orchestral musician, playing regularly with the Halle Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Northern Ballet Theatre, and many other major British ensembles. Her recent appearances include concerto performances with the RSNO, and chamber recitals with the Hebrides and Red Note Ensembles, and her flautist Katherine Bryan. Recordings include Britten and Rutter as soloist alongside the RSNO Junior Chorus, and numerous works with the RSNO and BBCSSO. Pippa now lives in Glasgow.

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