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The woman who changed the world of classical music - for the first time in Bulgaria

Marin Alsop with two concerts in Bulgaria Hall on May 20 and 21

J. Brahms Academic Overture

J. Brahms Symphony No. 2

Conductor: Marin Alsop

Named the best female conductor, Marin Alsop is present in all major classical music charts. Born in New York to a family of professional musicians and educated at the Masters School. She attended Yale University, but later transferred to Juilliard, where she received a bachelor's and master's degree in violin. While studying there, Alsop played with orchestras such as the New York Philharmonic and the New York Ballet Orchestra. She won the Kusewicki Prize as an outstanding student conductor at the Tanglewood Music Center in 1989, where she met her character and future mentor Leonard Bernstein, who praised her talent.

Grammy-winning, Emmy-nominated Gramophone, BBC Music Magazine, first and only conductor to receive a MacArthur Fellowship, Maestro Alsop was also awarded the Crystal Award at the World Economic Forum and went down in history as the first female conductor of "The last night of BBC Proms."

Marin Alsop is included in the prestigious Classic FM ranking for best conductors of all time, along with Lorin Maazel, Sir Colin Davis, Arturo Toscanini, Leopold Stokowski, Valery Gergiev and Herbert von Karajan.

In 2007, Maestro Alsop became the first woman principal conductor of a major symphony orchestra in America to take up a position in the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. In 2021, Alsop became chief music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. This marked the end of her exceptional 14-year period as music director, during which she led the orchestra on its first European tour in 13 years, years in which many award-winning recordings were released, and more than twenty world premieres.

The 2020/21 season is the second as principal conductor of Marin Alsop of the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra ORF, which she conducts at the Concerthouse and Musicfair, as well as during recordings, broadcasts and tours. She thus became the first woman to lead a leading orchestra in Vienna. She is the principal conductor and curator of the Ravinia Festival in Chicago, and is also responsible for and conducting the summer residences of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He made his debut in Ravinia in 2002.

n 2021 she founded OrchKids, a successful music education program for the world's most disadvantaged youth. In 2019, after seven years as music director, Alsop became an honorary conductor of the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra in Brazil (OSESP), where he continues to lead major projects each season.

In 2020, Marin Alsop is leading a global project to mark the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth in collaboration with Carnegie Hall. To share the composer's messages of tolerance, unity and joy with 21st century audiences, she created rethought performances of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with ten orchestras at leading locations on six continents; partners are London's Southbank Center, where she is an associate artist.

Marin Alsop has long connections with the London Philharmonic and the London Symphony Orchestras and is a regular conductor of major international ensembles such as the Cleveland Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Leipzig Gevandhaus Orchestra, the La Scala National Orchestra, the Orchestra and the Orchestra. The Budapest Festival Orchestra and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestras. She opened the 2020/2021 season of the Orchestra de Paris and returned with the London Symphony Orchestra to both the Barbican Center and the Western Academy of Music.

Alsop's extensive discography includes recordings for Decca, Harmonia Mundi and Sony Classical, as well as remarkable Brahms cycles with the London Philharmonic, Dvorak with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Prokofiev with the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra for Naxos. Dedicated to new music, she has been the music director of the California Festival of Contemporary Music for 25 years.

Among many other awards and academic positions, she has worked as a resident in 2020 at the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts, is the director of the university conducting program at the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University and is an honorary doctor of Yale University and Juilliard School. .

Tickets for the concert are available at the box office of Bulgaria Hall and in Eventim.bg