Women are starting to impose their talent. Classical music and orchestral conducting are not left out with the appointment of Nathalie Stutzmann, head of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
Regularly invited by international groups
Before her, the only woman to conduct one of the 25 largest orchestras in the United States was American Marin Alsop, musical director of the Baltimore Symphony until 2020. Nathalie Stutzmann, who conducted a concert at the Philharmonie de Paris on October 21, is regularly invited by international groups, from the London Symphony Orchestra to the Washington National Orchestra, including the Royal Stockholm Orchestra. She will also be the new guest principal conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra for the 2021-2022 season. She is finally entering her fourth season as a full conductor with the Kristiansand Orchestra in Norway.
A very masculine environment
Nathalie Stutzmann, 56, is one of those musicians who have been discouraged from studying orchestral conducting because of their gender, so this appointment is a great step forward in the place of women in conducting, a very masculine environment.