Convinced that music has the power to change lives, Marin Alsop is internationally recognised for her innovative approach to programming and audience development, deep commitment to education, and advocacy for music’s importance in the world. The 2022-23 season marks Alsop’s fourth as Chief Conductor of the ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien, which she leads at Wiener Konzerthaus and Musikverein Wien, and on recordings, broadcasts and tours. As Chief Conductor and Curator of Chicago’s Ravinia Festival, she conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s summer residencies, formalizing her long relationship with Ravinia and the orchestra. She has been appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the London Philharmonia Orchestra from the 2023-24 season.
Alsop has longstanding relationships with the London Symphony orchestra and the Philarmonia, and regularly guest conducts such major international orchestras as the Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and DR Koncerthuset.
In 2022-23 she tours Japan with National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, as well as returns to the Orchestre de Paris, London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic and Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Recognized with multiple Gramophone Awards, Alsop’s extensive discography includes recordings for Decca, Harmonia Mundi and Sony Classical, and acclaimed Naxos cycles of Brahms with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Dvořák with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and Prokofiev with the Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo. Committed to new music, she was Music Director of California’s Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music for 25 years. The first and only conductor to receive a MacArthur Fellowship, Alsop has also been honoured with the World Economic Forum’s Crystal Award and made history as the first female conductor of the BBC’s Last Night of the Proms.