Stéphane Denève will conduct the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra for the 2020 Nobel Prize Concert on 8 December at 19:00 CET. The programme includes Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor”, with soloist Igor Levit, Connesson’s Flammenschrift, Tarrodi’s Solus and Stravinsky’s The Firebird Suite.

Watch the 2020 Nobel Prize Concert below or on the Nobel Prize’s YouTube channel

Stéphane Denève is Music Director of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and the Brussels Philharmonic, and Director of the Centre for Future Orchestral Repertoire (CffOR). He has previously served as Principal Guest Conductor of The Philadelphia Orchestra, Chief Conductor of Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra (SWR), and Music Director of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

Recognised internationally for the exceptional quality of his performances and programming, he regularly appears at major concert venues with the world’s greatest orchestras and soloists. He has a special affinity for the music of his native France, and is a passionate advocate for music of the 21st century.

Recent engagements include appearances with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Vienna Symphony, DSO Berlin, NHK Symphony, Munich Philharmonic, Orchestre National de France, Czech Philharmonic, and Rotterdam Philharmonic. In North America he made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2012 with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, with whom he has appeared several times both in Boston and at Tanglewood, and he regularly conducts The Cleveland Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, and The Philadelphia Orchestra. He is also a much-loved guest at many of the US summer music festivals, including Bravo! Vail, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Hollywood Bowl, Blossom Music Festival, Festival Napa Valley, Grand Teton Music Festival, and Music Academy of the West.

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. A gifted communicator and educator, he is committed to inspiring the next generation of musicians and listeners, and has worked regularly with young people in programmes such as those of the Tanglewood Music Center, New World Symphony, the Colburn School, the European Union Youth Orchestra, and the Music Academy of the West.

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