International Competition for Women Conductors
3rd edition  |  14–17 March 2024




La Maestra 2024 is…

Following the deliberations of the Jury, we are pleased to announce the names of the 3 La Maestra 2024 laureates: 1st Prize​ : BAR AVNI ...

Discover the 3 finalists of La Maestra 2024!

Following the Semi-Final, we are pleased to share the names of the 3 candidates selected to participate in the Final of the Concours La Maestra ...

Meet the 7 semi-finalists!

Discover the 7 semi-finalists selected by the Jury at the end of the Quarter-Finals, on Thursday 14 and Friday 15 March 2024: Tatiana Pérez-Hernández Liubov ...


Why create a conducting competition – with a complementary Academy – open only to women? A legitimate question, perhaps, given that the first signs of changing attitudes towards women conductors are becoming apparent in some parts of the world.

But while more and more women conductors are enjoying successful careers, deeply entrenched sexist discrimination is sadly still a very-present obstacle for many.

With La Maestra International Competition & Academy the Paris Mozart Orchestra and the Philharmonie de Paris are together seeking to unite the international musical world behind a strong commitment to women conductors, encourage vocational aspiration among women and offer the youngest among them unprecedented levels of support.

For there is yet more to be done. The talent is there, in all its abundance and variety. It is now up to all of us to give women orchestral conductors the visibility and support they deserve.


Founded by Claire Gibault in 2011, the Paris Mozart Orchestra is a flexible ensemble varying in size and instrumentation according to the demands of each project. Through challenging and innovative programming, the PMO champions both classical and contemporary music, while advancing the accessibility of the arts in a generous spirit of open-hearted partnership.


Listen, watch, learn, discover and practice music in every form. The Cité de la musique – Philharmonie de Paris aims at offering spaces where the greatest ensembles play alongside young musicians and children just starting out in music. It encompasses a new building designed by Jean Nouvel (called Philharmonie) and the current Cité de la musique, created by Christian de Portzamparc. With its numerous spaces, resident ensembles and innovative artistic mission, it is a cultural centre that is truly unique in the world, bringing music awareness and learning to a diverse public.