Conducting Masterclasses in Vienna, November 1, 2 and 3

From November 1-3, young women conductors from all of over the world will gather in Vienna for a masterclass with Marin Alsop on repertoire focusing on Beethoven and Brahms.


The group of pre-selected female conductors gather the renowned University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (MDW) to work with Marin as she makes history as the first female conductor to run a major orchestra in Vienna.  

Marin says: “I am thrilled to begin my collaboration with the RSO and inspired by the commitment of the MDW to set an aspirational goal of 50/50 gender equality by 2030!”

The conductors participating include the recent Taki Concordia Conducting Fellow Chloé van Soeterstède and distinguished finalists of the 2019 Taki Concordia Award: Maria Badstue, Holly Hyun Choe, and Rebecca Tong. Read more about the Taki Concordia Conducting Fellows.

During the same week Marin will share a panel discussion  (October 30) focussing on ‘Gender Equality in music, ten years from now’ alongside Christoph Becher (Vienna RSO Orchestra Director), Patricio Canete-Schreger (Head of Unit Music at the City Council for Cultural Affairs and Science), Ulrike Sych (Rector of MDW) and composer Agata Zubel. The panel discussion, taking place at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, and streamed lived, will be presented by Renata Schmidtkunz (Ö1 journalist).