NEWS | 14 SEPTEMBER, 2023
Marin Alsop conducted Last Night of the Proms at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Saturday 9 September, the very same venue where she became the first female Last Night of the Proms conductor on 7 September 2013. The latest event marked her third Last Night of the Proms.
Although Marin set her record 10 YEARS AGO it has only just been officially recognised by Guinness World Records thanks to the Donne Foundation.
Marin is also the founder of the TAKI ALSOP Conducting Fellowing, which has spawned a number of the outstanding young women conductors of today.
On how it feels to be a Guinness Record holder, Marin added:
“It’s an honour but also
surprising that it took so long.”
The Donne Foundation has also helped Guinness World Records to create a record for first female conductor at the Royal Albert Hall.
That title belongs to Clara Novello Davies (1861-1943) who conducted the Royal Welsh Ladie’s Choir at the Madame Adelina Patti grand morning concert on 4th June 1896.
For Clara, it took 127 years for the recognition…
The Donne Foundation and the Royal Albert Hall announced a partnership in March this year, working together to promote more women in music.
Soprano Gabriella Di Laccio, founder of Donne, got to work with the wonderful Royal Albert Hall archive team to dig up amazing stories of women who’ve made history on the stage. After discovering the groundbreaking performances from Clara and Marin, Gabriella contacted Guinness World Records to ask for the records to be considered.
Read the official post at the Guinness World Records website.
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