Pioneer of the conductor’s podium Marin Alsop selects ‘La Maestra’ of the future

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    She was the first woman to direct a major American orchestra. Today Marin Alsop conducts in Vienna, Baltimore and São Paulo and is an invited artist in cultural centres around the world. She’s also on the jury of a new exclusively female competition here in Paris, “La Maestra”, which seeks to celebrate and promote the star conductors of tomorrow. Marin tells us more about the wide-ranging skillset a conductor must maintain, why a good mentor is hard to find and why the arts are a necessary space for social and political debate. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.English Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/France24_en

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