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List of famous female conductors, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female conductors list contains the most prominent and top females known for being conductors. There are thousand of females working as conductors in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic conductors have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a conductor then the people below should give you inspiration.

List ranges from Keri-Lynn Wilson to Susan Haig, plus much more.

While this isn't a list of all female conductors, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female conductors?" and "Who are the best female conductors?"
Alice Parker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Conductors
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Alice Parker is an American composer, arranger and conductor. Many of her arrangements were done in cooperation with Robert Shaw. ...more

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Age: 90

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Profession: Conductor

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Ruslana is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Conductors
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Ruslana Stepanivna Lyzhychko, known mononymously as Ruslana, is a World Music Award and Eurovision Song Contest winning artist, holding the title of People's Artist of Ukraine. She is also a former MP serving as deputy in the Ukrainian parliament for the Our Ukraine Party. Ruslana was the UNICEF ...more

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Age: 42

Birthplace: Lviv, Ukraine

Profession: Conductor, Record producer, Politician, Pianist Lyricist, + more

Credits: Holos Krainy, How I Became An Elephant

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Yoko Kanno is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Conductors
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Yoko Kanno is a Japanese composer, arranger and musician best known for her work on the soundtracks for many anime films, television series, live-action films, video games, and advertisements. She was born in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. She has written scores for famous animated works, ...more

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Age: 51

Birthplace: Miyagi Prefecture, Japan

Profession: Conductor, Film Score Composer, Record producer, Musician Composer, + more

Credits: Cowboy Bebop: The Movie, Memories, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: The Laughing Man, Ghost in the Shell: Solid State Society Escaflowne, + more

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Nadia Boulanger is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Conductors
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Juliette Nadia Boulanger was a French composer, conductor, and teacher who taught many of the leading composers and musicians of the 20th century as well as leading living composers and musicians. She also performed as a pianist and organist. From a musical family, she achieved early honours as a ...more

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Age: Died at 92 (1887-1979)

Birthplace: Paris, France

Profession: Conductor, Composer, Organist, Teacher

Credits: Nadia Boulanger: Mademoiselle

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Shirley Walker is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Female Conductors
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Shirley Anne Walker was an American film and television composer and conductor. She was one of the few female film score composers working in Hollywood. Walker was one of the first female composers to earn a solo score credit on a major Hollywood motion picture and according to the Los Angeles ...more

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Age: Died at 61 (1945-2006)

Birthplace: Napa, California, United States of America

Profession: Conductor, Film Score Composer, Arranger, Composer Orchestrator

Credits: Final Destination, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, Final Destination 3, Final Destination 2 Black Christmas, + more

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Deane Ogden is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Female Conductors
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Age: 41

Birthplace: Corvallis, Oregon, United States of America

Profession: Conductor, Film Score Composer, Musician, Film Producer Drummer, + more

Credits: Oranges, The Hit List, The Sensei, Ball & Chain Dreams on Spec

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Sarah Ioannides is a Greek Cypriot-Scottish-Australian conductor. Her father, Ayis Ioannides, is a conductor and composer of Greek Cypriot ancestry. Her mother is of Scottish ancestry. Ioannides grew up in England and studied piano, horn and violin. She played in the National Youth Orchestra of ...more

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Age: 43

Birthplace: Canberra, Australia

Profession: Conductor, Music Director

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JoAnn Falletta is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Female Conductors
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JoAnn Falletta is an American classical musician and orchestral conductor. ...more

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Age: 61

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Profession: Conductor, Music Director

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