Stéphane Denève is the music director of the Brussels Philharmonic. This top French conductor designs his programmes combining 21st century music with the great classics, thereby opening up a dialogue between the repertoire of the past and that of the future.

“Denève a conquis Bruxelles […] Stéphane Denève a séduit le public bruxellois. Le Brussels Philarmonic a trouvé son nouveau maître.”
- le soir

As of september 2015, Stéphane Denève is Music Director of the Brussels Philharmonic. With the orchestra he is at the same time launching CffOR (Centre for Future Orchestral Repertoire): an extensive online database dedicated to 21st-century compositions for orchestra with chances at attaining ‘repertoire status’. This new platform is seeking to collect core information about symphonic compositions since the year 2000, and thus to initiate a broad international dialogue about compositions that will withstand the test of time.

Meanwhile, Stéphane Denève is Music Director Designate of the St Louis Symphony, and remains Principal Guest Conductor of The Philadelphia Orchestra. From 2005 to 2012 he was the Music Director of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO), and from 2011 to 2016 the Music Director of the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra (SWR). Although he is at home in a very wide repertoire, Denève has great affinity for French music and is particularly committed to 21st-century music.

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