Stéphane Denève


Stephane Deneve

French conductor Stéphane Denève was born in 1971 in Tourcoing and is a graduate of the Paris Conservatoire. In addition to his own repertoire, Denève has also worked as conducting assistant to Sir Georg Solti with the Orchestre de Paris, Georges Prêtre at the Opéra National de Paris, and Seiji Ozawa at the Saito Kinen Festival Matsumoto.

- Denève is known for his love of new music and in recent years has premiered works by contemporary French composer Guillaume Connesson. 

- He took his first music directorship in 2005 by heading up the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. During his first season he took the orchestra to France for their first-ever Gallic performance. 

- Denève has made debuts with the Chicago Symphony, Bavarian Radio Symphony, London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, NDR Symphony Hamburg and Maggio Musicale Florence. 

- Stéphane Denève is no stranger to opera and has conducted productions at the Royal Opera House (Così Fan Tutte), Glyndebourne Festival (Carmen), La Scala (Faust), Gran Teatro de Liceu (Ariane et Barbe-Bleue ), Netherlands Opera (L’ amour des Trois Oranges), La Monnaie (La Traviata; La Voix Humaine), Opéra National de Paris (Don Quichotte; La Bohème; Le Nozze di Figaro), the Teatro Comunale Bologna (Béatrice et Bénédict), and Cincinnati Opera (Erwartung; Carmen; Bluebeard’s Castle). 

Did You Know? 

Stéphane Denève is also the Chief Conductor at the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra.