DAS ORCHESTER (01.10.2020)
Gender issues in the orchestra 'A rethink is necessary'
Conductor Maria Makraki: Gender parity takes time and political support
Interview: Antje Rößler
Elias Canetti remarked decades ago: 'There is no more vivid expression of power than the activity of a conductor.' Conducting is still mostly a male domain. Only a few women are leaders in professional orchestras. How far are we with equality at the conducting desk? A conversation with Maria Makraki, conductor of the Berlin-based Camerata Europæa.