About Stéphane Denève
Stéphane Denève is a French conductor. Denève has 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 in 1998.
In October 2009, Denève first guest-conducted the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra (RSO Stuttgart) as a substitute for Michel Plasson. Based on that appearance, in March 2010, the RSO Stuttgart announced the appointment of Denève as its 6th chief conductor, starting with the 2011-2012 season. Denève concluded his tenure as chief conductor of the RSO Stuttgart with the end of the 2015-2016 season, and was its final chief conductor before the orchestra’s planned merger with the Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra.