Marin Alsop
Photo: Grant Leighton

American conductor Marin Alsop, 61, has been appointed chief conductor of the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, from the 1st of September 2019 for an initial period of three years, a press release says. She is to succeed Cornelius Meister. Alsop is also chief conductor of the Sao Paulo (until the end of 2019) and Baltimore Symphony Orchestras.

Radio Director Monika Eigensperger comments: “I am delighted that our Orchestra will now have its first female Chief Conductor with Marin Alsop. She has been a pioneer for women and has been the first female Chief Conductor at many orchestras, not least her two current orchestras, the Baltimore and the São Paulo Symphony Orchestras. I’ve long admired Marin and I am very much looking forward to her arrival.”

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