Taki Alsop Conducting Fellowship Proclaims Winners

Anna Duczmal-Mróz (Picture courtesy: Amadeus Chamber Orchestra of Polish Radio)


The Taki Alsop Conducting Fellowship (TACF) was established by Marin Alsop in 2003 to advertise gender variety in music and assist girls pursuing conducting careers.

Because the 2022-24 fellow, Anna Duczmal-Mróz will take part in intensive teaching and mentoring with Alsop in addition to different music trade professionals. She may also obtain the $20,000 TACF honorarium over the 2 years.

Beginning out as a violinist, Duczmal-Mróz studied with Krzysztof Węgrzyn at Germany’s Hochschule fur Musik und Theater. Her penchant for conducting was found by Eiji Oue, who mentored her between 2001 and 2005. 

Since 2009, she has served as principal conductor of the Amadeus Chamber Orchestra of Polish Radio — an ensemble based by her mom, conductor Agnieszka Duczmal in 1968. It was with this group that Duczmal-Mróz made her conducting debut in 2003.

She has additionally labored with different Polish orchestras together with the Nationwide Philharmonic, Sinfonia Varsovia, and the Polish Nationwide Radio Symphony Orchestra, in addition to soloists equivalent to Wynton Marsalis, Avi Avital, Daniel Hope, Ingolf Wunder, and Kirill Troussov.



“I acquired one of the best award that I might ever dream of,” Duczmal-Mróz posted on her Fb web page. “I’m a Fellow of Taki Alsop Conducting Fellowship and might be mentored by legendary Marin Alsop.”

All six finalists for the 2022–24 fellowship acquired awards as a result of excessive degree of the candidates this 12 months.

The 2 Affiliate Fellows are Spanish conductor and prize-winning pianist Irene Delgado-Jimenez and Swedish conductor Marie Rosenmir, who started conducting after a profession as knowledgeable organist, pianist, and singer.

The three further award recipients are Panamanian-American conductor and Assistant Conductor of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Kalena Bovell; Spanish-born conductor and second-prize winner of the Blue Danube/Béla Bartók Opera Conducting Competitors, Julia Cruz; and Polish native Anna Sułkowska-Migoń, who’s Conductor-in-Residence of the Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra.

“The excessive inventive and technical expertise of those girls is really inspiring,” mentioned Alsop within the press launch. “The overall degree of the 140 candidates was very spectacular and offers me hope for a way forward for broader illustration and alternative for everybody.”

TACF have additionally collaborated with She’s Related by AT&T to kind the Taki Alsop Conducting Fellowship Mentoring Program. With their assist, the TACF will be capable to mentor 30 further feminine conductors for the following three years.

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