Marin Alsops success as Music Director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra was recognized when, in 2009, her tenure was extended to 2015. Alsop takes up the post of Chief Conductor of the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra at the start of the 2012 season, where she will steer the orchestra in its artistic and creative programming, recording ventures and its education and outreach activities. This mirrored her ongoing success in the United Kingdom where she was Principal Conductor of the Bournemouth Symphony from 2002-08 and is now Conductor Emeritus. Ms. Alsop also continues her association as Conductor Laureate of the Colorado Symphony following 12 years as Music Director, and since 1992 has been Music Director of California's acclaimed Cabrillo Festival which has won the coveted ASCAP award for Adventurous Programming of Contemporary Music every single year since her appointment. The first artist to win both Gramophone's "Artist of the Year" award and the Royal Philharmonic Society's Conductor's Award in the same season, Alsop was named to a MacArthur Fellowship (the first conductor to receive this prestigious American honor) and won the Classical Brit Award for Best Female Artist that year. She has also received the Royal Philharmonic Society's BBC Radio 3 Listeners Award and a European Women of Achievement Award, and in Autumn 2008 was inducted as a fellow to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Ms. Alsop is a regular guest conductor of the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra and Los Angeles Philharmonic. She is also one of the few conductors to appear every season with both the London Symphony and the London Philharmonic, and has conducted many other distinguished orchestras worldwide, including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Zurich Tonhalle, Orchestre de Paris, Bavarian Radio Symphony and La Scala Milan.