HUB - WOMEN ORCHESTRA CONDUCTORS

The mission of this Hub of women conductors is to explore, mentor and expand the possibilities for women conductors. A space where women conductors can work together, enhance their learning, collaborate with each other and form a community.

 

WHAT WILL HAPPEN

This first HUB of Women Conductors is an orchestral conducting course to be held in October 2022, in conjunction with the Teatro Municipal de Santiago. It will be 4 days of work together with the Chilean orchestra conductor, Alejandra Urrutia and the Chamber Orchestra of the Municipal de Santiago. There will be:

  • Masterclasses with Alejandra Urrutia

  • Score analysis sessions

  • Rehearsals with the chamber orchestra

  • Conversations with international conductors

  • Final Concert

 

HOW TO BE PART OF THE WOMEN CONDUCTORS' HUB

To apply you must be female, over 18 years of age and send the following information:

  • CV

  • Biography Times New Roman font with no more than 250 words.

  • High resolution photo.

  • Share in 250 words the reasons why you are applying to the HUB for Women Conductors.

  • 1 video of one take (uncut) of 10 minutes with front camera. It can be a video with piano, chamber ensemble and/or orchestra (please send YouTube link).

 

APPLICATIONS

Quotas: 8 active conductors / 10 auditing conductors

HUB dates: 6 to 10 October 2022

Application Dates: 5 August to 8 September

Acceptance dates: 12 September

Confirmation dates: 16 September

 

Send applications to the following email address:

 

fanjulandward@gmail.com

with copy to:

byanez@municipal.cl

 

Once you have submitted the information, you should receive an email acknowledging receipt of the information and if this does not happen be sure to contact us or if you have any questions, please contact us as well.

 

STUDY REPERTOIRE

  • Edward Elgar, Serenade for Strings in E minor op. 20 (12 minutes)

  • Piotr Itlich Tchaikovsky, Serenade for Strings in C major op. 48 (30 minutes).

  • Vicente Bianchi, Symphonic Triptych (8 minutes) (Arrangement for strings: Jimmy Beas Olea)

  • Lars Grauggard, Undertow (15 minutes)

 

CONCERT PROGRAMME

  • Edward Elgar, Serenade for Strings in E minor op. 20 (12 minutes)

  • Vicente Bianchi, Symphonic Triptych (8 minutes) (Arrangement for strings: Jimmy Beas Olea)

  • Piotr Itlich Tchaikovsky, Serenade for Strings in C major op. 48 (30 minutes).

WHAT WILL BE THE AGENDA OF THE WOMEN CONDUCTORS' HUB?

We invite you to download it at the following link HERE

 

WHAT WILL HAPPEN AFTER THE WOMEN CONDUCTORS' HUB?

We want to ensure that women conductors will have greater opportunities and visibility and that a market will be opened up to equalise opportunities in the classical music world.

They will be provided with a video of the concert that they can use to apply for other opportunities.

They will be provided with a photo/theatre session

They will be helped to compile an updated biography.

ARTISTIC AND MUSICAL DIRECTOR OF THE HUB FOR WOMEN CONDUCTORS

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ALEJANDRA URRUTIA

Is the 2020 recipient of the Mahler Award given by the Mahler Society of Mexico, which has been also granted to Sir Simon Rattle, Bernard Haitink and Gustavo Dudamel, among others.

 

Is a semi-finalist for the Taki Alsop Conducting Fellowship 2022 and will be part of its mentorship for female conductors. In March 2022 she made her debut with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Santiago, Chile. During 2021 she made her European debut with the Biel Solothurn Symphony Orchestra in Switzerland and won the "Special Prize" at the Only Stage International Conducting Competition (UK).

 

Alejandra Urrutia is Music Director of the Chamber Orchestra of Teatro Municipal de Santiago – National Opera of Chile. She was Music Director of the Chilean Chamber Orchestra and, previously, the Provincial Symphony Orchestra of Santa Fe, Argentina, for three years. She is also the Artistic and Music Director of the Portillo International Music Festival - Academy and the Grand Concert for Brotherhood (Gran Concierto por la Hermandad). She is Resident Conductor of the Orchestra of the Americas.

Since 2017 she has been assistant conductor to Maestro Ivan Fischer with the Budapest Festival Orchestra and the Konzerthausorchester Berlin.

In January 2019 after many years working with the youth orchestra of Curanilahue and observing the transformation that music has in the lives of young musicians, their families and the community, Alejandra launched one of the most innovative projects in Chile: the Portillo International Music Festival & Academy, an initiative for the instruction of young musicians in the majestic Andes Mountains. The Academy focuses on learning the chamber music repertoire under the guidance of international teachers, in addition to classes of leadership, coaching and hatha-yoga for promoting a holistic development of Latin America’s great talents.

As creator and conductor of the Grand Concert for Brotherhood, Alejandra brings together more than 150 instrumentalists and a citizen choir of more than 200 people every year under the motto "Music as a common territory" for this beautiful project born as a message of unity with our immigrant brothers and sisters in Chile. In January 2020, after conducting Gustav Mahler's Second Symphony, "Resurrection", Alejandra received the Mahler Award 2020 given by the Mahler Society of Mexico.

Alejandra Urrutia is a Fanjul & Ward artist.

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