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Regarded as one of the most important musical personalities of our time and as one of the rare and authentic voice of contralto, Nathalie Stutzmann signed an exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon as singer and conductor. A first recording of the great Vivaldian contraltos and called Prima Donna, in which she both sings and conducts, was released last year. The next CD, dedicated to Bach, will be released later this year.
Nathalie Stutzmann regularly works with the most important conductors and performs as soloist with the most prestigious orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the Vienna Philharmonic the Orchestre de Paris, the London Symphony Orchestra, to name a few.
An accomplished musician, Nathalie Stutzmann started her studies of piano, bassoon, chamber music, and also conducting at a very young age. Along with her many concerts as a singer, she also devotes a part of her season to her chamber orchestra, Orfeo 55, created in 2009 and in residence at the Arsenal in Metz; as well as to her activities of guest conductor.
For the anniversary of the death of Gustav Mahler in 2011 Nathalie Stutzmann sang much of this repertoire, including his 3rd and 8th symphonies with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and Simon Rattle, Das Lied von der Erde and Kindertotenlieder.
Particularly renowned as recitalist for her interpretations of German songs and French melodies, she performs all over the world with the Swedish pianist Inger Södergren.
With Orfeo 55, she will tour Europe with the Prima Donna program and a concert devoted to Bach. During the next two seasons, she appear as guest conductor in classical and romantic repertoire with the orchestras of São Paulo, Barcelona, and Gelders, among others.
Nathalie Stutzmann was first given singing lessons by her mother, Christiane Stutzmann, and then studied at the École d'Art Lyrique de l'Opéra de Paris with Michel Sénéchal and also with the German baritone Hans Hotter. Her conducting teacher was Jorma Panula.
Nathalie Stutzmann is a Chevalier des Arts et Lettres. She regularly gives master classes around the world, and teaches at the Haute École de Musique de Genève.