All-male conductors list finally gets broken

All-male conductors list finally gets broken


norman lebrecht

July 18, 2017

Hazard Chase Ltd, the British agency renowned for only signing male conductors, broke its duck today.

Media announcement:

Hazard Chase is delighted to welcome the Swedish-born choral conductor Sofi Jeannin to the roster. Currently Music Director of the Choeur de Radio France and Director of the Maîtrise de Radio France, Jeannin takes up the post of Chief Conductor of the BBC Singers in July 2018 – the first female conductor to hold the title. 


  • Analeck Kram-Hammerbauer says:

    it’s exciting to see another beautiful young female conductor get promoted!

  • Mar says:

    About time.

  • Neil Thomson says:

    I think that none of the above comments do any justice to the quality of Sofi’s work. She has transformed both la Maitrise and le Choeur de Radio France and is an extremely serious and inspirational artist, much respected by the musicians with whom she works.Ask any of the conductors who come to the orchestras at Radio France.

  • Old Man in the Midwest says:

    No crime in being beautiful and talented. At least the last time I checked.

  • Alexander Platt says:

    Looks like a fabulous appointment, well-desreved