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Stéphane
Denève

Conductor

Stéphane Denève was born in Tourcoing in the north of France. He graduated at the Paris Conservatoire and early on in his career worked with conductors such as Georg Solti, Georges Prêtre and Seiji Ozawa.

He is chief conductor of the Brussels Philharmonic and music director of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra (since 2019). Mr Denève is also principal guest conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra. A fervent advocate of contemporary music, he is Director of the Centre for Future Orchestral Repertoire in Brussels.

Earlier he was chief conductor of the Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

Mr Denève conducted opera productions at the Royal Opera, the Opéra National de Paris, the Glyndebourne Festival, the Scala in Milan, La Monnaie in Brussels and

Dutch National Opera. He is a regular guest conductor with orchestras such as the Wiener Symphoniker, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the symphony orchestras of Boston and Chicago and The Cleveland Orchestra,

In 2013 Denève made a convincing debut with the Concertgebouworkest conducting Frank Martin’s Golgotha. He returned regularly since. In September 2018 he conducted Honegger’s Jeanne d'Arc au bûcher, the recording of appeared on Concertgebouworkest Live and was highly praised by critics worldwide. In 2019 he led the orchestra in a Dutch National Opera production of Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande.

Stéphane Denève was born in Tourcoing in the north of France. He graduated at the Paris Conservatoire and early on in his career worked with conductors such as Georg Solti, Georges Prêtre and Seiji Ozawa.

He is chief conductor of the Brussels Philharmonic and music director of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra (since 2019). Mr Denève is also principal guest conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra. A fervent advocate of contemporary music, he is Director of the Centre for Future Orchestral Repertoire in Brussels.

Earlier he was chief conductor of the Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

Mr Denève conducted opera productions at the Royal Opera, the Opéra National de Paris, the Glyndebourne Festival, the Scala in Milan, La Monnaie in Brussels and

Dutch National Opera. He is a regular guest conductor with orchestras such as the Wiener Symphoniker, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the symphony orchestras of Boston and Chicago and The Cleveland Orchestra,

In 2013 Denève made a convincing debut with the Concertgebouworkest conducting Frank Martin’s Golgotha. He returned regularly since. In September 2018 he conducted Honegger’s Jeanne d'Arc au bûcher, the recording of appeared on Concertgebouworkest Live and was highly praised by critics worldwide. In 2019 he led the orchestra in a Dutch National Opera production of Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande.