Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Music and Artistic Director
Walter and Leonore Annenberg Chair

Yannick Nézet-Séguin is currently in his 12th season with The Philadelphia Orchestra, serving as music and artistic director. An inspired leader, Yannick is both an evolutionary and a revolutionary, developing the mighty “Philadelphia Sound” in new ways.

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The Philadelphia Orchestra

The world-renowned Philadelphia Orchestra 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 education initiatives, a commitment to its diverse communities, and the embrace of digital outreach, the ensemble is creating an expansive and inclusive future for classical music, and furthering 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.

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Austin Chanu
Assistant Conductor

Austin Chanu is a conductor, composer, and woodwind performer originally from the San Francisco Bay area. He was a conducting fellow of The Philadelphia Orchestra for the 2022–23 season and in June 2023 was named assistant conductor, a position he will continue through the 2023–24 season.

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Tristan Rais-Sherman
Assistant Conductor

American conductor Tristan Rais-Sherman was conducting fellow of The Philadelphia Orchestra for the 2022–23 season and was named assistant conductor in June 2023, a role he will continue through the 2023–24 season. While in Philadelphia, he will assist Music and Artistic Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin as well as other guest conductors and lead The Philadelphia Orchestra in a variety of different concert programs.

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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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