Looking back at a rich and globe-spanning Season

Posted on Jul 8, 2014

Looking back at a rich and globe-spanning Season

2013-2014 – sixteen countries, three continents! Each new orchestral season is a musical journey that holds music lovers in thrall for most of a calendar year. For Stéphane Denève, his epic, globe-spanning 2013-14 season began on 19th September 2013 in the Liedershalle, Suttgart – the ‘opening night’ of the SWR Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra season. And his ten month journey concludes on 25th July 2014, in the same hall. In total, Stéphane conducted his orchestra, the SWR RSO for twenty five...

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Denève named Chief Conductor of Brussels Philharmonic from 2015, Director Cffor

Posted on Jun 27, 2014

Denève named Chief Conductor of Brussels Philharmonic from 2015, Director Cffor

The Brussels Philharmonic has appointed Stéphane Denève as its next Chief Conductor and inaugural Director of the new Centre for Future Orchestral Repertoire (Cffor). You can read more about this exciting appointment HERE and in the booklet below. (mais lire en français) Stéphane Denève was chosen for the post of Chief Conductor of the Brussels Philharmonic to help realise the innovative and pioneering Orchestra’s ambitious artistic strategy. The Centre for Future Orchestral Repertoire, meanwhile,...

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Denève Appointed Philadelphia Orchestra’s Principal Guest Conductor

Posted on Apr 28, 2014

Denève Appointed Philadelphia Orchestra’s Principal Guest Conductor

  Click here to read the press release from The Philadelphia Orchestra.

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Saito Kinen Festival, Japan – the Ozawa Connection

Posted on Jun 15, 2013

Saito Kinen Festival, Japan – the Ozawa Connection

Following Stéphane’s summer concerts on the East Coast of the USA, he flew half way around the world, to Japan, to take part in the Saito Kinen Festival in Japan. Although this will be his debut as conductor at this important music festival, it will not be Stéphane’s first time at Saito Kinen – 15 years ago he was there to assist the founder-conductor of the Festival, Seiji Ozawa…   Matsumoto, Japan: with the Saito Kinen Orchestra Surrounded by the beautiful Japanese Alps, the city...

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A Close Encounter of the Third Kind with John Williams

Posted on Jun 14, 2013

A Close Encounter of the Third Kind with John Williams

Stéphane Denève – a Close Encounter of the Third Kind with John Williams Tanglewood on Parade, on August 6th, will see Stéphane once again share the stage with the Conductor Laureate of the Boston Pops and Hollywood’s most celebrated composer, John Williams. With 48 Oscar nominations and a career spanning six decades, there must be few people on earth who have not heard some music by this man! This is their third encounter! Denève first met Williams at the Walt Disney Hall, Los Angeles in 2009. They...

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Stephane’s Summer Concerts in the USA

Posted on Jun 14, 2013

Stephane’s Summer Concerts in the USA

As in previous years, Stéphane Denève will be spending much of this summer in the USA (and mainly outdoors too), conducting three of the USA’s most famous orchestras (often called “The Big Five”!) – the Cleveland Orchestra, the Boston Symphony and the Philadelphia Orchestra – as well as directing the exceptionally talented, emerging professional musicians of the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra. He will be performing for the second time at Cleveland’s Blossom Music...

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‘Spider’ ensnares international prize

Posted on Feb 12, 2013

‘Spider’ ensnares international prize

Stéphane Denève’s recording of  Roussel’s Le festin de l’araignée (The Spider’s Banquet)/Padmâvatî (NAXOS  8.572243) has been awarded the 2013 prize for symphonic music by the Jury of the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA). The International Classical Music Awards are the only truly independent and international awards for classical music in the world. The jury consists of seventeen leading music critics representing magazines, online services and radio stations from across...

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And now it’s Diapason d’Or DE L’ANNÉE!

Posted on Nov 25, 2012

And now it’s Diapason d’Or DE L’ANNÉE!

Stéphane Denève’s recording of Debussy’s Orchestral Works has received the coveted Diapason d’Or de l’année in the “Orchestral” category. The award, one of the most prestigious in classical music, is selected by a jury comprising critics from the French magazine Diapason magazine and broadcasters from the public radio station France Musique. The award ceremony was held on 19th November at Maison de Radio France in Paris. Stéphane, who is currently in the USA, was unable to attend the award...

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Gold award crowns reviews for Denève’s Debussy

Posted on Sep 9, 2012

Gold award crowns reviews for Denève’s Debussy

“The main event in a month of musical emotion” – Diapason   We had begun to despair of this Debussy anniversary, which has been poorly represented on record. But now it lights up, with [this recording by] Stéphane Denève’s Scottish orchestra.   Stéphane Denève’s recording of Debussy’s orchestral works with the RSNO has been awarded the ‘Diapason d’Or‘ – the ‘Event‘ of the month for September 2012 –...

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American summer includes Tanglewood debut

Posted on Jul 8, 2012

American summer includes Tanglewood debut

Stéphane will be spending most of his summer stateside this year, as he returns the USA to conduct the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia and Boston Symphony orchestras in their summer seasons. Traditionally, July and August sees the great American orchestras take to their outdoor stages or summer homes in the countryside and this year Stéphane will be joining the LA Philharmonic at the famous Hollywood Bowl, the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Vail Valley Festival and in Saratoga Springs and he will be making...

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Denève nominated for Gramophone Artist of the Year

Posted on Jul 2, 2012

Denève nominated for Gramophone Artist of the Year

PLEASE NOTE: VOTING FOR THE GRAMOPHONE AWARDS IS NOW CLOSED Stéphane Denève has been nominated for Gramophone magazine’s prestigious Artist of the Year 2012 award, part of their 2012 Classical Music Awards. The winner is voted for by Gramophone readers, from a shortlist of 10 artists who the magazine’s editorial team ‘really feel have contributed something special to classical music throughout the past year’. Stéphane is honoured to be included in a distinguished group of nominees, the...

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RSNO make short film to say ‘Au Revoir, Stéphane!’

Posted on May 29, 2012

RSNO make short film to say ‘Au Revoir, Stéphane!’

Short film documenting Stéphane Denève’s final days as Music Director of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

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Transatlantic Success – from Munich to New York

Posted on Mar 22, 2012

Transatlantic Success – from Munich to New York

Stéphane Denève has been criss-crossing the Atlantic ocean over the last two months, starting with a run of major performances in Stuttgart and Köln with the RSO before heading off to Boston for three concerts with the Boston Symphony Orchestra in the historic Symphony Hall in mid-February. Then it was back to Germany, where Denève made his début with the Munich Philharmonic… before flying back to the USA again for his début at the famous Carnegie Hall in New York (with the Boston Symphony Orchestra)....

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Berlioz, Solti, conducting and much more…

Posted on Oct 7, 2011

Berlioz, Solti, conducting and much more…

The UK arts reviews website The Arts Desk has just published a long, fascinating and in-depth question-answer interview between David Nice and Stéphane Denève (from a meeting in 2010), to coincide with the opening of the new RSNO Season (his last as Music Director). You can read the full interview here. Their discussion, packed with interesting anecdotes, covered a wide range of topics close to Stéphane’s heart, including Berlioz’ Symphonie fantastique, his thoughts on conducting, rehearsing an...

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Stéphane Denève opens new Stuttgart RSO (SWR) season

Posted on Sep 22, 2011

Stéphane Denève opens new Stuttgart RSO (SWR) season

Stéphane Denève will open the 2011-12 season as the new chief conductor of the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra (SWR) on Thursday 22 September and Friday 23 September 2011 at the Liederhalle Stuttgart, Beehovensaal. The concert begins at 20:00 (German time) with a pre-concert introduction (Kerstin Gebel in conversation with Stéphane Denève) at 19:00. The concert on 23 September will be broadcast live on SWR2 from 20:03. As if delivering a musical business card, Stéphane Denève will unite three musical...

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