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More Lithuanian musical success…………Giedre Slekyte (in the Malko conducting competition)

After two days during which twenty-four young conductors were put through their paces at the helm of the DNSO, the jury in the Malko competition has just announced the dozen who have made it into the second round. The field … Continue reading

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More Lithuanian music success…………………..

        The finalists, chosen by Dennis Russell Davies and Plácido Domingo for the Nestle-Salzburg Conductors award are: Jiri Rozen (23), Czech Republic Giedrė Šlekytė (25), Lithuania ( Pictured) Lorenzo Viotti (25), Switzerland Lithuania seems to be producing … Continue reading

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Susanna Malkki – another giant step for female conductors

  Susanna Mälkki, one of the most brilliant new-music interpreters, has been nominated as chief conductor of the Helsinki Philharmonic from 2016. The city council has now approved  the appointment.  Susanna was formerly head of the Ensemble Intercontemporain in Paris. … Continue reading

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Further Progress in the Music World for Women

“Mrs Gelb” breaks glass ceiling at Tokyo Opera Keri-Lynn Wilson, the Canadian-born conductor who is married to the Metropolitan Opera manager, is about to become the first woman to conduct an opera at Tokyo’s New National Theatre. Japan is not … Continue reading

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Female Lithuanian Orchestral Conductor Making a Name for Her Self………

Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla   Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla was discovered by the German Conducting Forum – Deutscher Dirigentenforum in April 2009, and has since benefitted from their conducting program and support. With the start of the 2013/2014 season, she begins her tenure as … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Another Female Orchestral Conductor Appointed……………

Missed this back in November 2013 but picked it up courtesy of Norman Lebrechts website. Sao Carlos appoint Joana chief conductor The Teatro de São Carlos in Lisbon has named Joana Carneiro as principal conductor of the Portugal National Symphony. Joana, 37, will take … Continue reading

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