Creative Team

Conductor and creator Amy Andersson teams with composers and songwriters Sonita Alizadeh, Nathalie Bonin, Miriam Cutler, Anne-Kathrin Dern, Isolde Fair, Sharon Farber, Mandy Hoffman, Penka Kouneva, Starr Parodi, and Lolita Ritmanis, who together have created a rich and cinematic orchestral experience. Concertgoers will hear an unprecedented seventeen world premieres that inspire hope and courage for women and girls around the world.

Special guest artists included Afghan rapper/songwriter Sonita Alizadeh, singer/songwriter Isolde Fair, violinist Nathalie Bonin, Gillian Hassert vocalist, and the Visionary Singers. Iranian human rights activist/ author Masih Alinejad was the honored guest speaker and Riga Cathedral Girls’ Choir TIARA, under the baton of Aira Birzina, sang remotely from Riga, Latvia.

Sonita Alizadeh

As a young woman who barely escaped becoming a child bride, Sonita Alizadeh is well-aware of the devastating consequences of forced marriage.

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Amy Andersson

I am honored to have produced and conducted, with our extraordinary team of composers, the first-ever all-female-created live-to-picture symphony production, which features my 80-minute original documentary. How did this all begin?

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Nathalie Bonin

I am truly honored and to have been invited to be part of this event both as composer and soloist. When I was…

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Miriam Cutler

When I was invited to be part of Women Warriors, my response was an enthusiastic YES! I’m both an activist…

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Anne-Kathrin Dern

It means a lot to have one of my pieces featured in this magnificent concert. Not only does the content…

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Isolde Fair

Isolde is filled with gratitude for being invited to take part in this important event that celebrates the bravery…

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Sharon Farber

Sharon Farber is a celebrated film, TV and concert music composer.


Mandy Hoffman

I am so honored to be a part of this incredible event, sharing the bill with the fierce talent that is involved …


Penka Kouneva

It’s a tremendous honor for me to participate as a composer in Women Warriors: The Voices of Change, a…

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Steve Lemke

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Starr Parodi

Love is love, love is joy, love is tears, love is what we all seek and what makes us whole.

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Lolita Ritmanis

We live in a time of great hope for change, in a time where women’s voices will no longer be silenced, or…

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Photo credit Kristine Madjare

Riga Cathedral Girls’ Choir TIARA

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Aira Birzina, TIARA Music Director

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