Marin Alsop founded the Taki Concordia Conducting Fellowship in 2002 to mentor talented young women conductors. A Frenchwoman, Chloé van Soeterstede, has just been selected as the 2019-2021 Taki Concordia Conducting Fellow.
She will make her debut next season with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and with several French orchestras.
There is also a Taki Award to be given to three runners-up: Maria Badstue, Holly Hyun Choe, and Rebecca Tong.
Past Taki beneficiaries include: Marta Gardolinska (Bournemouth SO), Valentina Peleggi (Theatro de Opera São Pedro/Principal Conductor), Ruth Reinhardt (Opus 3), Karina Canellakis (Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra), Mei-Ann Chen (Chicago Sinfonietta) and Carolyn Kuan (Hartford Symphony Orchestra).