Institute for Women Conductors

Carolyn Watson

USA/Australia

A major prizewinner at the 2012 Emmerich Kálmán International Operetta Conducting Competition in Budapest, Carolyn Watson was also a Fellow of the American Academy of Conducting at the Aspen Music Festival. She has conducted throughout Europe including Staatsoper Berlin, Brandenburger Symphonkier, BBC Concert Orchestra, North Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Kodály Philharmonic. Carolyn has participated in master classes with Marin Alsop, Peter Eötvös, Yoel Levi, Martyn Brabbins and Alex Polishchuk; conducted musicians of the Berlin Philharmonic in Interaktion 2010; served as resident assistant at the Israeli National Opera in 2009; and has worked with conductors including Sir Charles Mackerras, Simone Young and Karen Kamensek. She is the recipient of the Brian Stacey Award for Emerging Australian Conductors, Charles Mackerras Conducting Prize awarded by the Australian Music Foundation in London, Nelly Apt Scholarship and Opera Foundation Australia’s Bayreuth Opera Award and Berlin New Music Opera Award.

2017 Participants

Particpants:

Alba Bomfim

 

Mélisse Brunet

 

Lina Gonzalez-Granados

 

Karin Hendrickson

 

Carolyn Watson

 

Monica Wolinska

 

Observers:

Marie Bucoy-Calavan

 

Catherine O’Shaughnessy

 

Maria Sensi Sellner

 

Hanah Threlkeld