Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Music Director
Walter and Leonore Annenberg Chair

Yannick Nézet-Séguin is currently in his 11th season as music director of The Philadelphia Orchestra. Additionally, he became the third music director in the history of New York’s Metropolitan Opera in August 2018.

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The Philadelphia Orchestra

The Philadelphia Orchestra is one of the world’s preeminent orchestras. It strives to share the transformative power of music with the widest possible audience, and to create joy, connection, and excitement through music in the Philadelphia region, across the country, and around the world. Through innovative programming, robust educational initiatives, and commitment to the community, the ensemble is on a path to create an expansive future for classical music, and to further the place of the arts in an open and democratic society.

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Nathalie Stutzmann
Principal Guest Conductor
Ralph and Beth Johnston Muller Chair

Nathalie Stutzmann began her role as The Philadelphia Orchestra’s principal guest conductor with the 2021–22 season. The three-year contract will involve a regular presence in the Orchestra’s subscription series in Philadelphia and at its summer festivals in Vail, Colorado, and Saratoga Springs, New York. She made her Philadelphia Orchestra conducting debut in 2016. She is also in her first season as music director of the Atlanta Symphony, only the second woman to lead a major American orchestra, and her fifth season as chief conductor of the Kristiansand Symphony in Norway.

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Gabriela Lena Frank

Currently serving as composer-in-residence with The Philadelphia Orchestra under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin and included in the Washington Post’s list of the 35 most significant women composers in history (August 2017), composer/pianist Gabriela Lena Frank has always placed identity at the center of her music. Born in Berkeley, California, in September 1972 to a mother of mixed Peruvian/Chinese ancestry and a father of Lithuanian/Jewish descent, she explores her multicultural heritage through her compositions.

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Austin Chanu
Conducting Fellow

Austin Chanu is a conductor, composer, and woodwind performer originally from the San Francisco Bay area. He is a conducting fellow of The Philadelphia Orchestra for the 2022–23 season, where he will assist Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin as well as other guest conductors, and lead The Philadelphia Orchestra in select concerts.

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Tristan Rais-Sherman
Conducting Fellow

American conductor Tristan Rais-Sherman is conducting fellow of The Philadelphia Orchestra for the 2022–23 season. While in Philadelphia, he will assist Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin as well as other guest conductors and lead The Philadelphia Orchestra in a variety of different concert programs. He is a recipient of the 2022 Career Assistance Award from the Solti Foundation US, and a former guest conductor at the New England Conservatory of Music.

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David Kim

Violinist David Kim was named concertmaster of The Philadelphia Orchestra in 1999. Born in Carbondale, Illinois, in 1963, he started playing the violin at the age of three, began studies with the famed pedagogue Dorothy DeLay at the age of eight, and later received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Juilliard School.

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Matías Tarnopolsky
President and CEO

In December 2021, Matías Tarnopolsky was appointed president and CEO of The Philadelphia Orchestra and the Kimmel Center, Inc., a visionary partnership that brings the greatest performances and most impactful education and community programs to audiences in Philadelphia and beyond. The groundbreaking new organization reimagines the power of the arts to bring joy, create community, and effect change—to uplift all Philadelphians.

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