Bad Homburger Wochen 27 June 2002
For the first time a woman wins the Conducting Competition
Bad Homburg (hw). A woman breaks through the male-dominated domain of conducting! Lisa Xanthopoulou was chosen as the first women ever to win the Bad Homburg Conducting Competition, now in its third year.
.... Lisa Xanthopoulou combined the two essential features on the conducting rostrum in a gratifying fashion: good work with the orchestra and expressive manual and physical technique. The verbal interpretation of her ideas was concise and to the point, she rehearsed difficult passages with exact targeting of her objectives, and moulded the orchestra in every way into an cogent entity. We can now look forward to the three concerts with the prize winner....