Looking back at a rich and globe-spanning Season

Posted by on Jul 8, 2014 in News

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 concerts, at home in Stuttgart...

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

Posted by on Jun 27, 2014 in News

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, is set to create an extensive...

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Denève Appointed Philadelphia Orchestra’s Principal Guest Conductor

Posted by on Apr 28, 2014 in News

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 by on Jun 15, 2013 in News

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 of Matsumoto has hosted an...

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A Close Encounter of the Third Kind with John Williams

Posted by on Jun 14, 2013 in News

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 met again, and even shared the...

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Stephane’s Summer Concerts in the USA

Posted by on Jun 14, 2013 in News

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 Festival and will be returning...

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‘Spider’ ensnares international prize

Posted by on Feb 12, 2013 in News

‘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 thirteen countries: Andante...

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

Posted by on Nov 25, 2012 in News

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 ceremony but said,...

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Gold award crowns reviews for Denève’s Debussy

Posted by on Sep 9, 2012 in News

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 – by prestigious French music...

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American summer includes Tanglewood debut

Posted by on Jul 8, 2012 in News

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 his debut at the Boston...

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