A conductor of vision and distinction, Marin Alsop represents a powerful and inspiring voice. 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.
Chief Conductor of the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra and Conductor of Honour of Brazil’s São Paulo Symphony Orchestra (OSESP), Alsop will become Music Director Laureate at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in 2021 after 14 years as the orchestra’s Music Director.
She opens the Orchestre de Paris’ 2020/21 season, and returns to the London Symphony both at the Barbican and in their residency at the Music Academy of the West.
Throughout 2020, Alsop helms a global project marking Beethoven’s 250th anniversary in collaboration with Carnegie Hall. She has crafted reimagined performances of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with ten orchestras at leading venues on six continents; partners include London’s Southbank Centre, where she is Associate Artist.
The first and only conductor to receive a MacArthur Fellowship, Alsop has also been honored 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 awards – including multiple Gramophone Awards – and academic positions, she 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.