Marin launches 4 more women batons

Marin launches 4 more women batons


norman lebrecht

May 16, 2019

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).


  • Caravaggio says:

    Wow, with a name like that (Chloé van Soeterstede) how can anything go wrong? Very aristocratic. Very musical.

  • Derek says:

    I saw her in the finals of a masterclass/audition last year and she was impressive. She will be successful.