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Born in 1956
Inducted in 2010
Hailed as one of the world's leading conductors for her artistic vision and commitment to accessibility in classical music, Marin Alsop made history with her appointment as the 12th music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. With her inaugural concerts in September 2007, she became the first woman to head a major American orchestra. She also holds the title of conductor emeritus at the Bournemouth Symphony in the United Kingdom, where she served as the principal conductor from 2002-2008. In 2005, Marin Alsop was named a MacArthur Fellow, the first and only conductor ever to receive this most prestigious American award. In the same year, Alsop won the Classical Brit Award for Best Female Artist. She was also the first artist to win Gramophone's "Artist of the Year" award and the Royal Philharmonic Society's Conductor's Award in the same year (2003). When she was awarded the Royal Philharmonic Society's BBC Radio 3 Listeners Award in 2006, Radio 3 voters called her "a breath of fresh air in the music world," "a fantastic, charismatic conductor" and praised her "boundless enthusiasm." In 2007, she was honored with a European Women of Achievement Award, presented to individuals whose vision, courage and determination have made a major impact on increasing the influence of women on European affairs. In 2008, Marin Alsop was inducted as a fellow into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In November 2010, she was inducted into the Classical Music Hall of Fame. In February 2011, Marin Alsop was named the music director of the Orquestra Sinfônica do estado de São Paulo (OSESP), or the São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra, effective in the 2012-13 season. Ms. Alsop was named to Guardian's Top 100 Women list in March 2011. This spring Marin Alsop was named an Artist in Residence at the Southbank Centre in London, England. Maestra Alsop continues her association as conductor laureate of the Colorado Symphony following her highly successful 12-year tenure as music director; she also continues in her 19th season as music director of the acclaimed Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music in California. In addition, she has held the position of principal guest conductor with both the City of London Sinfonia and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, with whom she made numerous critically acclaimed recordings.