&ldquoAs Alsop faced the cellos and drew from them the most tremendously shaped phrases with every inflection of her baton, you were aware of being in the presence of greatness.&rdquo
19th May 2015
QEC finalists

Marin Alsop is in Brussels this week rehearsing with the National Orchestra of Belgium and the 12 violin soloists who have made the final of the Queen Elisabeth Competition (25 – 30 May). Follow all the behind-the-scenes action with Marin’s blog.

18th May 2015

Marin Alsop has returned to Belgium to conduct the finals of the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Belgium, which this year focusses on violinists.

20th December 2013

2013 has been an extraordinary year for Marin Alsop, with highlights including becoming the first female to conduct the Last Night of the BBC Proms and taking her São Paulo Symphony Orchestra (OSESP) on a major European tour. Read a round-up of 2013 and view a selection of photo highlights!

23rd May 2013
Marin Alsop (credit Bruno Vessiez)

From Monday 27 May until Saturday 1 June, Marin Alsop will be conducting the final of the 2013 Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels, this year devoted to the piano.