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Alsop, Marin (conductor)
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Marin Alsop (conductor)

A conductor of vision and distinction, Marin Alsop represents a powerful and inspiring voice. Convinced that music has the power to change lives, she is internationally recognised for her innovative approach to programming and audience development, deep commitment to education, and advocacy for music’s importance in the world.

Alsop is Chief Conductor of the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, which she leads at Vienna’s Konzerthaus and Musikverein, and on recordings, broadcasts and tours. As Chief Conductor and Curator of Chicago’s Ravinia Festival, she also curates and conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s summer residencies, formalising her long relationship with Ravinia, where she made her debut with the orchestra in 2002.

In 2021, Alsop became Music Director Laureate and OrchKids Founder at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. This concluded her outstanding 14-year tenure as Music Director, during which she led the orchestra on its first European tour in 13 years, for multiple award-winning recordings, and in more than two dozen world premieres, as well as founding OrchKids, its successful music education programme for the city’s most disadvantaged youth. In 2019, after seven years as Music Director, Alsop became Conductor of Honour of Brazil’s São Paulo Symphony Orchestra (OSESP), where she continues conducting major projects each season.

Throughout 2020, Alsop led a global project marking Beethoven’s 250th anniversary in collaboration with Carnegie Hall. To share the composer’s messages of tolerance, unity and joy with 21st-century audiences, she crafted reimagined performances of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with ten orchestras at leading venues on six continents; partners included London’s Southbank Centre, where she is Associate Artist.

Alsop has long-standing relationships with the London Philharmonic and London Symphony orchestras, and regularly guest conducts such major international ensembles as the Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Filarmonica della Scala, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and the Danish National, Budapest Festival and Royal Concertgebouw orchestras.

Recognised with multiple Gramophone Awards, Alsop’s extensive discography includes recordings for Decca, Harmonia Mundi and Sony Classical, and acclaimed Naxos cycles of Brahms with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Dvořák with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and Prokofiev with the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra. Committed to new music, she was Music Director of California’s Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music for 25 years.

The first and only conductor to receive a MacArthur Fellowship, Alsop has also been honoured with the World Economic Forum’s Crystal Award, and made history as the first female conductor of the BBC’s Last Night of the Proms. Amongst many other awards and academic positions, she served as 2020 Artist-in-Residence at Vienna’s University of Music and Performing Arts, is Director of Graduate Conducting at the Johns Hopkins University’s Peabody Institute, and holds Honorary Doctorates from Yale University and the Juilliard School. To promote and nurture the careers of her fellow female conductors, in 2002 she founded the Taki Concordia Conducting Fellowship.


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