“Alsop has the goods: a compelling vision of how she wants a piece of music to sound and the ability to draw that sound from a body of players.” Chicago Sun Times
Marin Alsop is an inspiring and powerful voice on the international music scene, a Music Director of vision and distinction who passionately believes that “music has the power to change lives”. She is recognised across the world for her innovative approach to programming and for her deep commitment to education and to the development of audiences of all ages.
Her outstanding success as Music Director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra since 2007 has been recognised by two extensions in her tenure, now confirmed until 2021. Alsop has been Music Director of the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra since 2012, a position that’s been extended until the end of 2019.
The first artist to win both Gramophone’s Artist of the Year Award and the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Conductor’s Award in the same season, Alsop has been awarded a MacArthur Fellowship (the first conductor to receive this prestigious honour). A fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Alsop was presented with Honorary Membership of the Royal Academy of Music and named an Honorary Member of the Royal Philharmonic Society.
Albion Media has managed Marin Alsop’s PR since 2005 and has been responsible for many television, radio and print interviews for her that have raised her profile outside of the music press and into the mainstream media establishing her as a major musician and cultural figure. Albion Media has also promoted Marin’s position with the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra when they become the first Brazilian orchestra to appear at the BBC Proms and for their 2013 European tour of 15 concerts that included Berlin’s Philharmonie, Paris’s Salle Pleyel and London’s Royal Festival Hall.
When Alsop made history by becoming the first woman to conduct the Last Night of the Proms, Albion Media handled the international interest in this and ensured that Alsop’s musical gifts were as prominent in the coverage as her gender.
Albion Media’s role with Alsop now includes managing and running Alsop’s website and social media activity.