Korea appoints its first woman chief conductor……….another step forward!

It is reported that Shi-Yeon Sung, associate conductor of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, has been named chief conductor of the  Gyeonggi Philharmonic. Shi-Yeon, 38, won the 2006 Sir Georg Solti International Conductors Competition and was assistant conductor to James Levine at the Boston Symphony.

She is the first woman to take charge of a Korean orchestra, a small but not insignificant step in the world’s keenest market for classical music.

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Source: Norman Lebrecht website

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