Nine women conductors to lead Taki Alsop concerts in U.S. and internationally in 2022-23

Posted on: March 10, 2022

The Taki Alsop Conducting Fellowship has announced a series of concerts by orchestras around the world during the 2022-23 season, to be led by nine women conductors who are alumnae of the program founded by Marin Alsop to promote gender diversity in music. In addition to performances, conductors at each location will participate in a weeklong residency with community and audience engagement events; masterclasses; open rehearsals; and talks with women and girls and at local universities and corporations. All locations will include performances by Israeli-American cellist Inbal Segev in Anna Clyne’s DANCE concerto. The Taki Alsop Conducting Fellowship Global Concert Series 2022-23 begins in September 2022 at Fundación Orquesta y Coro de la Comunidad de Madrid (music director Marzena Diakun) and concludes in May 2023 at the Chicago Sinfonietta (music director Mei-Ann Chen). Other conductors include Holly Mathieson (music director, Symphony Nova Scotia, Canada), Laura Jackson (music director, Reno Philharmonic Orchestra, Nevada), Chloé van Soeterstède (music director, Arch Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra, London, U.K.), Valentina Peleggi (music director, Richmond Symphony Orchestra, Virginia), Carolyn Kuan (music director, Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Connecticut), Jeri Lynne Johnson (founder and artistic director, Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra, Philadelphia), and Marta Gardolińska (guest conductor, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra Katowice, Poland).