In a phone interview....she talks about Mozart from the standpoint of a pianist, which she started out to be. "Anybody can play [Mozart]," she avers, "few can master him."She cautions against " anything that risks being oversimplified."
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.
Interview by Ingo Tegge, Director, Goethe-Zentrum Klausenburg
Elizabeth Askren is invited throughout Europe and the United States to teach conducting and the art of leadership, and is featured regularly in the American and European media (PBS Newshour, OperaWire, Radio France Internationale, France Musique…)
The Women Empower Forum brings together exceptional women from different backgrounds and from across the world, offering a platform of sharing successes and challenges, and empowering the next generations of women to overcome barriers and strive for their dreams.
Seria #MyMozartExperienceInCluj continuă cu dirijoarea Elizabeth Askren, director artistic al Transylvanian Opera Academy și "master teacher" al The Dallas Opera
An Interview with Elizabeth Askren: “…să facem mai intensă muzica, să o facem mai frumoasă, să o facem cu mai mult devotament”
In the 2019-2020 season, between Los Angeles Opera, The Dallas Opera and the Metropolitan Opera, there are 53 conductor engagements. Of those 53 conductor appearances, five will be women.
How The Hart Institute For Women Conductors Helped Shape Their Careers
An interview with Elizabeth Askren
Stars Académie: 350 ans de l'Opéra de Paris
A video presentation by Elizabeth Askren
Interview with Elizabeth Askren, cheffe d'orchestre et Camille Pépin, compositrice
Despre creatie, Geneza
Bringing women conductors to the front of the orchestra
En 2016, les femmes chefs d’orchestre sont encore largement minoritaires en France : 21 femmes pour 586 hommes, selon les chiffres de la SACD (société des auteurs et compositeurs dramatiques). Pourquoi ne sont-elles pas plus nombreuses à diriger ?
Some jobs stand out as stereotypically male or female. Construction workers tend to be men, preschool teachers tend to be women. But some professions that are dominated by one gender or another are not obvious, like conducting an orchestra.
“La culture et l’imagination créative sont des agents de la vitalité."
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