Venue: Asia Society Hong Kong center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty
Asia Society members : Free admission
Non-members : Free admission
Registration at : 18:45
Event starts at : 19:00
The conducting arena has long been male-dominated. Female conductors are often told to emulate a more masculine manner in order to be taken seriously. Yet social protocol did not deter Yip Wing-sie from pursuing her dream. At the age of 26, she became Resident Conductor of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. Born to musician parents, Ms. Yip’s life was destined to revolve around music. Receiving encouragement, support and guidance from her professor helped her affirm her atypical aspiration in conductorship. That being said, gender disparity remains evident in the profession. Ms. Yip will discuss this phenomenon on a global level, the challenges and opportunities faced by female conductors nowadays and her thoughts on music and life.