Stéphane Denève, now recognized internationally as a conductor of the highest calibre, is currently in his fourth season as Music Director of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. He gave his inaugural concert as Music Director on 29th September 2005 and has since won unanimous praise from audiences and critics alike for his performances and programming. He has conducted the RSNO at the BBC Proms, Edinburgh International Festival, Festival Présences in Paris and at the Vienna Konzerthaus, and together they were awarded the prestigious Diapason d'Or de l'année in 2007 for the first in their series of recordings of the works of Albert Roussel for Naxos. The second disc in the series was released in 2008 to widespread critical acclaim.
A graduate of the Paris Conservatoire where he was awarded a unanimous First Prize in 1995, Stéphane Denève began his career as Sir Georg Solti’s assistant for Bluebeard’s Castle with the Orchestre de Paris (1995) and Don Giovanni at the Paris National Opera (1996).
Video and Audio
Understanding the Music: Verdi - Requiem
Understanding the Music: Berlioz - Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14
Associate Conductor Emil de Cou discusses the highlights of the Sept. 11-12 program.