Behind the Scenes of The Conductor.


Over many months of filming, we amassed a treasure trove of behind the scenes clips and shots: here are just a handful of our favorite pieces to the story.

Here we are on the Vierwaldstättersee with Austrian award-winning cinematographer Judith Benedikt, and at the famous Sala São Paulo with Oscar and Emmy-Award winning U.S. cinematographer Shana Hagan.

In 2012, Marin Alsop led the first Brazilian orchestra to play at the BBC Proms.

Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo (OSESP)

In São Paulo we were able to

film rehearsals and the live performance of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Sheherazade and Mozart’s Ouverture of the Magic Flute.

Halls at the

Peabody Institute

Since 2015, Marin Alsop has been the Director of the Graduate Conducting Program at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins. We were able to film her conducting class throughout a full semester, and follow one of her students, Jonathan Rush.

In Baltimore we filmed Copland’s Third Symphony at the Meyerhoff Theatre and an exclusive performance with the principal Second violinist Qing Li.  

The Baltimore



Wiener Konzerthaus

The highlight of our filming was being able to capture Marin Alsop’s debut concert at the famed Vienna Konzerthaus with music by Rouse, Auerbauch and Hindemith. We also filmed a group of children to reenact Marin’s youth and her dream of becoming a conductor.