Feature film THE CONDUCTOR (The Conductor) will be released on April 2. Directed by Maria Peters (Mike says goodbye!, Sonny Boy), The Conductor tells the true story of The Dutchwoman Antonia Brico, the first woman in the world to conduct a symphony orchestra in the late 1920s.
New York, 1926. Passionate and ambitious, the young Antonia Brico dreams of becoming a conductor. Despite her talent and limitless ambition, this very closed and exclusively male environment gives her no credit. She engages in the struggle of a lifetime to realize her dream, which will lead her to choose between love and her passion for music.
Considered one of the most successful Dutch directors and screenwriters, Maria Peters offers us with THE CONDUCTOR a biopic about the world’s first female conductor. A real dive into a struggle to establish herself in a male-dominated artistic environment, the film premiered in the Netherlands, just as, for the first time in its history, the Dutch Radio Philharmonic Orchestra appointed a female conductor, Karina Canellakis.