The Philadelphia Orchestra Names Nathalie Stutzmann as Principal Guest Conductor

By David Salazar
(Source: Philadelphia Orchestra Official Website)

The Philadelphia Orchestra has announced that Nathalie Stutzmann will be its principal guest conductor.

Stutzmann will take up the post this fall at the start of the 2021-22 season as part of a three-year contract. The conductor debuted with the organization back in 2016 in a performance of Handel’s “Messiah.”

“I have always felt close to Yannick and I am thrilled that through this new role I have the opportunity to work under the same roof,” Stutzmann stated per The Violin Channel. “In these deeply uncertain and stressful times of pandemic, the strength of our partnerships is more important than ever, and it is so exciting to embark on this next stage of our relationship as we navigate these tricky times together. I look forward to spending more time in Philadelphia with my new American family, and we cannot wait to share more wonderful music with you.”

Stutzmann follows Stéphane Denève, who was the principal guest conductor with the orchestral since 2014.