German opera conducting debut with Theater und Orchester Neubrandenburg / Neustrelitz

Maria Badstue will make her German opera conducting debut at Theater und Orchester Neubrandenburg / Neustrelitz, leading the production of `DER KAISER VON ATLANTIS´ by Viktor Ullmann.


Musikalische Leitung: Maria Badstue
Inszenierung: Sven Müller
Dramaturgie: Lür Jaenike
Bühnenbild: Sven Müller, Mitarbeit Roland Lück
Kostüme: Margit Blendermann
Neubrandenburger Philharmonie

October 22, 32 & November 21


Stravinsky & Ravel with South Denmark Philharmonic Sept. 30

September 30 2021

Ravel, Le Tombeau de Couperin
Glindemann, Trumpet Concerto


Nielsen, Helios Overture
Stravinsky, Firebird Suite (1919 version)


Musik og Teaterhuset, Aabenraa

Q & A at CINEMATEKET September 26

Q & A at CINEMATEKET on September 26.

Maria Badstue will be presenting the documentary `The Long Way to the Podium´. A film amongst others featuring Barbara Hannigan, soprano and Maria´s mentor and inspirator, conductor Marin Alsop.


HC Andersen mini operas at COPENHAGEN OPERA FESTIVAL


Maria Badstue will lead three mini operas based on fairy tales by HC Andersen.

August 22 & 28 2021
Den Røde Plads / BLOX Copenhagen

Music: Thomas Claussen
Director: Johanne Holten
Conductor: Maria Badstue

Soloists, Nina Sveistrup, Mathilde Wallevik a.o

Maria Badstue celebrates with Randers Chamber Players

March 26 & 30, 2022   -   A dual celebration!
Join Maria Badstue and the Randers Chamber Players. Maria Badstue was 20 years when she first stood in front of a professional orchestra for the first time.

Now 20 years after, she returns to that ensemble - namely the Randers Chamber Players - to mark the milestone and to celebrate her 40th birthday in concerts featuring the premiere of Line Tjørnhøj’s Tone Poem, actor Thure Lindhart in Sibelius’s Pelleas et Melisande and Beethoven´s 4th Symphony.

South Denmark Philharmonic Prokofiev Sinfonia Concertante & Dvorak Symphony no. 9

South Denmark Philharmonic
Concert series "New Ways in a Classical World".
February 10, 2022

Concert (rescheduled due to COVID) will  feature Prokofiev's Sinfonia Concertante  and Dvorak's Symphony no. 9  `From the New World´

With guest soloist cellist Hüseyin Gündoğdu

Maria Badstue conducts John Williams Concerts with Odense Symphony Orchestra

Odense Symphony Orchestra

October 22 2021 (two concerts)

Music by John Williams

Odense Concert House

Ørestad Klassiske MusikFestival September 2-4, 2021 POSTPONED

Ørestad Klassiske MusikFestival

at Ørestad Library and Ørestad Highschool

A new exciting, music festival in Copenhagen presenting classical music especially to the younger generation - in a climate friendly way. Discounted tickets for those who get there by bike!

In collaboration with Ørestad High School and Ørestad Library.

Programme soon to be launched!


Conductor's Week August 9 - 13, Stavanger

Norway’s largest and most popular conducting course,The Conductor’s Week (in Norwegian "Dirigentuka") is available to international participants. 

Over 100 participants and a teaching staff of 15-20 acclaimed conductors and educators.

Learn more here. 

COSI FAN TUTTE in July with & Royal Danish Orchestra musicians

July 18, 19, 2021

MOZART Cosi fan Tutte

with and musicians from the Royal Danish Orchestra

Koncertkirken, København

Guest Speaker at Oxford Conducting Institute International Conducting Studies Conference

June 25 & 26 2021

Maria Badstue as a guest speaker at Oxford Conducting Institute International Conducting Studies Conference

‘Conductors’ responsibilities, intercultural collaboration and classical music in a post-COVID world’



8th Installment of Nordic Masterclass for Conductors June 15-18, 2021

June 15- 18, 2021

8th Nordic Masterclass for Conductors
Maria Badstue, Founder, Artistic director and Assistant Teacher with Jorma Panula and South Denmark Philharmonic

Founder and Artistic Director Maria Badstue presents the eighth installment of the Nordic Masterclass for Conductors, considered one of the most important conducting masterclasses in Europe today.

Copenhagen Philharmonic in TIVOLI this June 13 & July 4, 7

Copenhagen Phil in TIVOLI Season
June 13 + July 4 & 7, 2021

Three concerts with an all american programme.
Hollywood på Plænen in Tivoli

Three Sundays in a row, enjoy a well-orchestrated catalog of melodies and songs from American Hollywood movies and musicals from the 1930s and about 30 years onwards. Join us on a nostalgic journey and enjoy the magic from composers such as Cole Porter, George Gershwin and Irving Berling in symphonic arrangements conducted by Maria Badstue.



June recording session with Royal Danish Orchestra

Royal Danish Opera

June 1 + 2, 2021

Recording session with Royal Danish Orchestra / Det Kongelige Kapel recording works by Wagner, Rossini, Mascagni and Tchaikovskij. The recording is part of the new digital strategy  and `mobile experience universe´ to  be launched in some years.

Recording Session May 25-27 with Aarhus Symphony Orchestra

Aarhus Symphony Orchestra

May 25, 26 & 27, 2021
Recording session
Mendelssohn, Bartok, Mussorgsky, Andy Pape

DSQ Festival with Danish String Quartet

Mahler `Das Lied von der Erde´ at DSQ Festival with Danish String Quartet and soloists Magnus Vigilius (tenor) and Sophie Haagen (mezzo). Concerts are sold out but will be streamed live on the Danish String Quartet Facebook and Youtube channels.

Italian debut with Orchestra Machiavelli (Postponed)

March 7 + 8 2021 (POSTPONED from October 2020)

Celebrating composer Maddelena Lombardini Music by Mozart, Line Tjørnhøj and Maddelena Lombardini .
Concerts in Verona, Padosa and Trevino.