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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

Age: 92

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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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

Age: 44

Birthplace: Lviv, Ukraine

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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

Age: 54

Birthplace: Miyagi Prefecture, Japan

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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

Age: Died at 92 (1887-1979)

Birthplace: France, Paris

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