Baton exchange: A German takes Amiens

The German conductor Johanna Malangré has been named music director of the Orchestre national de Picardie, based at Amiens in france.

Malangré, 31, succeeds the Dutchman Arie Van Beek. She is only the second woman to head an orchestra in France – after Debora Waldman at Avignon-Provence – and her appointment was signalled out for official acclamation by the minister of culture, Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin.



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  • Is this another case of box ticking?

    Back in the 1960s, London Routemaster buses had lady clippies, however once pay on entry machines came in, conductors were all made redundant.

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