“Women and Conducting” aims to shed light and raise awareness on the unbalanced presence of women in the world of conducting, and to discuss strategies and initiatives that could contribute to the elimination of the glass ceilings that exist on leadership positions in contemporary music spheres, from classical music to music direction, orchestration and film scoring.
This event is free and open to all students, staff, faculty, alumni and trustees. Register and see the full program here.
Location: Aula Magistral. 11:00h - 14:00h (local time)
- Brief History of Women in Conducting in the Valencian Symphonic Bands
Leading the Way to the Podium:
What's stopping women from developing a career in conducting? Our panelists will share their experiences, identify key challenges and offer strategies to empower future generations with the aim of closing the current gender gap.
Plácido Domingo Globally Renowned Tenor, Conductor, and Arts Administrator
Alice Farnham Cofounder and Artistic Director of Women Conductors at the Royal Philharmonic Society.
Vanessa Garde Film and Television Composer; Faculty Member at Berklee College of Music’s campus in Valencia, Spain
Yi-Chen Lin Conductor, Violinist, and Pianist.
Nan Schwartz Composer; Grammy Winner, Five-Time Grammy Nominee, and Seven-Time Emmy Nominee.
Miriam González Lawyer; Founder and Chair of Inspiring Girls International
Luana Chailly Production Director of Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía in Valencia, Spain
Liz Teutsch Director of Academic Technology; Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music's campus in Valencia, Spain
Location: Aula Magistral. 16:00h - 18:00h (local time)
Jove Orquestra de la Generalitat Valenciana.
With conductors Yi-Chen Lin and Alice Farnham, and assistant conductor José Vicente Leal Mora.
“Last BBC Proms season included 75 concerts. Just eight of them had been conducted by women, with one woman, Marin Alsop, in charge of three of them. Quite simply, it’s not enough.” — The Guardian