Catríona Atkinson

Conductor of Trinity Orchestra, Dublin, 2023

Karen truly believes, not simply in consolidating her position as one of Ireland’s most exciting conductors, but in using her position to open doors for the next generation of conductors and musicians. She has opened my eyes and helped prepare me for all the many aspects the role of conductor entails; knowledge which has enabled me to mount the podium with a sensitivity and confidence I could not otherwise have had imagined.