News to start your week!


Susanna Mälkki’s work continues to be recognized.  Not long ago she was named the new Chief Conductor of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, and just this week it was announced that she is the new Principal Guest Conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.  Read the story at the Los Angeles Times, or read the press release at the LA Philharmonic website.


In more conducting news, Xian Zhang, who was recently named the first female Music Director of the New Jersey Symphony, is conducting the ensemble for the first time since the announcement.  (Her tenure doesn’t begin until later this year.) profiled Zhang related to her new position – read more here.


Michael Johnson, music writer and critic at Facts & Arts, interviewed Barbara Renner – chief piano technician of Tanglewood, and one of the few female piano tuners.  Read the interesting conversation here.


Check out NewMusicBox for the list of 2016 Guggenheim Fellows for music – of the twelve composers, there are three women.


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