The first ‘female conductor in residence’?main
Welsh National Opera is delighted to announce Tianyi Lu as the first Female Conductor in Residence.
Described by WNO Conductor Laureate Carlo Rizzi as having ‘great musicality with a natural charisma on the podium’, Tianyi Lu is the first recipient of this residency, launched by WNO to help re-address the gender balance across the industry. The scheme was developed following WNO’s ‘Where Are All the Women’ symposium in 2018 during which a panel of women and delegates shared experiences on challenges facing women in the classical music industry.
Does this mean WNO will permanently keep open a conducting post for a woman? It looks like the same sort of gesture signalling that is going on at the BBC.