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TOP 10: In ‘Playing Scared’ Pianist Grows Less Frightened of Stage Fright

Sara Solovitch, author "Playing Scared"/npr.org

In ‘Playing Scared’ Pianist Grows Less Frightened of Stage Fright: Lynn Neary–npr.org–7/6/15

TOP 10: ‘Home Tours’ Take Mary McBride Band to Zones of Conflict and Calamity

Mary McBride singer at home in Brooklyn/Photo: Nancy Borowick for The New York Times

‘Home Tours’ Take Mary McBride Band to Zones of Conflict and Calamity: K. Nazish–nytimes.com–7/4/15–Photo: Nancy Borowick for The NY Times

Alondra de la Parra, Philharmonic Conductor at 29, Called Extraordinary

Photo: Courtney Perry/Alondra's website

At 29,  Alondra is the first woman from Mexico to conduct an orchestra in New York City.  Placido Domingo has called her talents “extraordinary.” She founded the Philharmonic Orchestra of America in 2004 to encourage soloists and  performers at the beginning of their careers.   Her orchestra has set up an education program in New York City schools.

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Alondra’s website

Do you know other accomplished women in their twenties?