Korda takes the baton

Published: 18 January 2023
Reporter: David Upton

Josephine Korda

Opera North has announced Joséphine Korda as its 2022–23 female conductor trainee.

She takes up the intensive nine-week scheme at the Leeds-based company while studying for her masters at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.

Addressing the gender imbalance in classical music—and on the podium in particular—the annual programme offers emerging conductors wide-ranging experience and support within the UK’s national opera company in the north.

Joséphine will take part in masterclasses with the Orchestra of Opera North and participate in the Company’s education work, as well as sitting in on preparations for its three winter season operas and orchestral concert programme.