Conductor | Educator | creator

Elizabeth Askren

Conductor | Educator | creator

"Elizabeth Askren’s conducting captured the score’s magic." - The Wall Street Journal, 2022

"...Askren inspired virtuosic achievements from the pit, from seamless ensemble playing to exposed, characterful solos, all beautifully rendered..." - Opera Today, 2022

Elizabeth Askren has built a vibrant career by empowering musicians around the world, whether from the podium as a conductor, as an educator, as a creator, and as a speaker on issues of leadership, diversity and more.


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January 31, 2023

Britten's Labyrinth: ambiguity, variations and duality

Interview by Louis Geisler, Dijon Opera

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November 7, 2021
The Dallas Morning News

We still feel differently about women in leadership than men, and that must end

Many of us have heard the original quip about Fred Astaire that appeared in Bob Thaves’ 1982 Frank and Ernest comic strip: “Sure he was great, but don’t forget that Ginger Rogers did everything he did, backwards and in high heels.” What astounds is the overwhelming relevance this observation continues to hold for so many of us; I experience this as a classical music conductor.

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