Following the press release circulated on Monday 25th March 2019, regarding the change of conductor for the Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s (RSNO’s) forthcoming Beethoven Five programme in Perth, Edinburgh and Glasgow [May 2-4 respectively], the RSNO is issuing this follow up statement with further information and clarification on this situation.
The original press release stated: “The Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s (RSNO) Beethoven Five programme in Perth, Edinburgh and Glasgow will now be directed by RSNO Leader Sharon Roffman, following the withdrawal of conductor Nathalie Stutzmann."
The RSNO would like to clarify that Nathalie did not withdraw from this engagement unilaterally. This was a mutual decision, taken eight months ago, due to a combination of unexpected repertoire and scheduling difficulties on both sides of the equation. The RSNO regrets any implication otherwise and we very much look forward to working with Nathalie in the future.