Stéphane Denève
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Today, the St. Louis Symphony announced the appointment of French conductor Stéphane Denève, 45, as its next Music Director. Denève, who will serve as the St. Louis Symphony’s 13th Music Director, has been a frequent guest conductor with the orchestra since 2003.  His initial three-year contract begins with the 2019-2020 season. He will serve as Music Director Designate during the 2018-2019 season. Stéphane Denève will succeed David Robertson.

Stéphane Denève is currently Music Director of the Brussels Philharmonic, Principal Guest Conductor of The Philadelphia Orchestra and Director of the Centre for Future Orchestral Repertoire (CffOR). From 2011-2016, he served as Chief Conductor of Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra (SWR) and from 2005-2012 as Music Director of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

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