Export Young times it right

simone_young_small.jpgBy Andrew McCathie [The Age, 8 December 2005]
Simone Young says she has stopped setting goals for herself.
However, this week she became the first woman to conduct the Berlin Philharmonic in about 27 years when she stepped onto the podium of what many consider to be the world’s greatest orchestra when Latvian conductor Mariss Jansons was forced to bow out because of flu.