Exclusive: La Scala instals woman concertmastermain
This morning, Laura Marzadori completed her probationary six months at La Scala and was confirmed as the new concertmaster – a post she will share with Francesco Manara and Francesco de Angelis.
Laura, who studied in Bologna and Cremona, is just 26.
She is not the first woman in the front seat. That glass ceiling was shattered in the late 1970s by the Argentine-Italian violinist Anahi Carfi, who was briefly married to the conductor Riccardo Chailly and left in the 1980s.