Maestro move: Norwegians sign Nathalie

Maestro move: Norwegians sign Nathalie


norman lebrecht

November 16, 2017

The French contralto singer Nathalie Stutzmann has been named chief conductor of the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra in Norway.

A conducting protégée of Seiji Ozawa, Stutzmann, 52, succeeds Giordano Bellincampi next September.

This is her first job as chief conductor. She is principal guest with the RTE in Dublin.





  • May says:

    Conducting lessons with Ozawa (pulls out the Karajan LP from the sleeve and gently places the needle on the disc): “You must first close your eyes before you give the upbeat and not open them until your hear the applause…”