Marin Alsop
Marin Alsop

Marin Alsop

About Marin Alsop

Conductor Marin Alsop became the first woman to hold a major American conducting post when she became the principal conductor of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in 2007; her contract in Baltimore remains in force as of 2021. In the 1980s, Alsop founded two jazz orchestras, the swing group String Fever and the Concordia Orchestra, which explored the boundary area between jazz and classical music. Her recording debut came with String Fever in 1992 on the album Fever Pitch. Alsop became the conductor of the São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra in 2012. In 2015, she recorded the Symphony No. 3 ("Kaddish") of her mentor, Leonard Bernstein. In 2019, Alsop became the chief conductor of the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra. In 2021, she led a recording of highlights from Gershwin's Porgy and Bess with the Philadelphia Orchestra and a live recording of Bernstein's Candide with the London Symphony Orchestra.

    New York, NY
  • BORN
    October 16, 1956

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