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Stéphane Denève is Chief Conductor of Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra (SWR) and the former Music Director of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO).
Recognised internationally for the exceptional quality of his performances and programming, he regularly appears at major concert venues with the world’s leading orchestras and soloists. He has a special affinity for the music of his native France, and is also a champion of new music.
Recent European engagements have included appearances with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Symphony, Munich Philharmonic, Orchestra Sinfonica dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin and Swedish Radio Symphony. In North America he made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2012 with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, with whom he is a frequent guest both in Boston and at Tanglewood, and he appears regularly with The Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, The Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic and San Francisco Symphony.
He enjoys close relationships with many of the world's leading solo artists, including Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Leif Ove Andsnes, Yo-Yo Ma, Leonidas Kavakos, Frank Peter Zimmermann, Nikolaj Znaider, Gil Shaham, Piotr Anderszewski, Emanuel Ax, Lars Vogt, Nikolai Lugansky, Paul Lewis, Joshua Bell, Hilary Hahn, Vadim Repin, and Nathalie Dessay.
In the field of opera, Stéphane Denève has led productions at the Royal Opera House, Glyndebourne Festival, La Scala, Saito Kinen Festival, Gran Teatro de Liceu, Netherlands Opera, La Monnaie, Opéra National de Paris, the Teatro Comunale Bologna, and Cincinnati Opera.
As a recording artist, Stéphane Denève has won critical acclaim for his recordings of the works of Poulenc, Debussy, Roussel, Franck and Connesson. He is a double winner of the Diapason d’Or de l’année, was shortlisted in 2012 for Gramophone’s Artist of the Year Award, and won the prize for symphonic music at the 2013 International Classical Music Awards.
A graduate and prize-winner of the Paris Conservatoire, Stéphane Denève worked closely in his early career with Sir Georg Solti, Georges Prêtre and Seiji Ozawa. He is committed to inspiring the next generation of musicians and listeners, and works regularly with young people in the programmes of the Tanglewood Music Center and New World Symphony.
For further information, please visit www.stephanedeneve.com