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Stephanie Childress
Academy

Live talk with Stephanie childress

On thursday 26 nov, from 7:30PM (6:30PM London time), french institute of UK gathers la Maestra 2nd prize winner and composers Anne Lovett, Angèle David-Guillou, Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch and Héloïse Werner. #Womenshapingtheworld

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FRANCE - CLASSICAL MUSIC - THE MAESTRA - INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION OF WOMEN CONDUCTORS - PARIS PHILHARMONIE
Competition

Results of la maestra 2020 !

1st Prize – Rebecca Tong 🇺🇸 🇮🇩2nd Prize – Stephanie Childress 🇫🇷 🇬🇧3rd Prize – Lina Gonzalez-Granados 🇨🇴 Orchestra Prize – Glass marcano 🇻🇪Arte Prize – Rebecca Tong 🇺🇸 🇮🇩French Concert Halls and Orchestras Prize – Rebecca Tong 🇺🇸 🇮🇩ECHO Prize – Lina Gonzalez-Granados 🇨🇴 Arte and ECHO also gave a special distinction to Glass marcano If you missed the competition or would it to …

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Academy events

Saturday 27 February
2021
 / 
19h00

CONCERT ORCHESTRE DE MONTPELLIER – REBECCA TONG

Opéra Orchestre National de Montpellier
Saturday 27 February 2021 — 19h00

CONCERT ORCHESTRE DE MONTPELLIER – REBECCA TONG

Orchestre national Montpellier Occitanie
Chœur de l’Opéra national Montpellier Occitanie
Rebecca Tong,
conductor
Noëlle Gény, choirmaster
Alexandre Kapchiev, violin**
Olivier Jung, violin**
Charles Alvez Da Cruz, tenor*
Véronique Parize, soprano *
Alexandra Dauphin, viola*
Anthea Pichanick, contralto *

 

 

Program
Sivan Eldar, After Arethusa, piece for mixed choir, co-order with Accentus*
Sivan Eldar, A Thousand Tong
Steve Reich, Duet**
Julien Guillamat, Black transcription IX
Philip Glass, Façades
Arvo Pärt, De profundis (choeur Hommes)
Andrea Tarrodi, Serenade in seven colours

Friday 12 March
2021
 / 
20h30

CONCERT PARIS MOZART ORCHESTRA – REBECCA TONG

Salle des Concerts - Cité de la Musique
Friday 12 March 2021 — 20h30

CONCERT PARIS MOZART ORCHESTRA – REBECCA TONG

Diversità

Paris Mozart Orchestra
Claire Gibault, conductor
Rebecca Tong, conductor
Maria João Pires, piano

Program
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 25
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20
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Alexandra Grimal humus
Béla Bartók Divertimento

Sunday 14 March
2021
 / 
15h00

MASTERCLASS MARIN ALSOP – ORCHESTRE DE CHAMBRE DE PARIS

Philharmonie de Paris
Sunday 14 March 2021 — 15h00

MASTERCLASS MARIN ALSOP – ORCHESTRE DE CHAMBRE DE PARIS

Marin Alsop, conductor
Rebecca Tong, conductor’s assistant
Glass Marcano, conductor’s assistant
Holly Choe, conductor’s assistant

Conducting masterclass on Sunday, March 14th 2021 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm  – piano session

Program
Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 1 (excerpts)
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 7 (excerpts)

The story

Why create a competition and academy reserved exclusively for women conductors? This question may seem legitimate as the first signs of a change in attitudes become apparent in some parts of the world.

Whereas more and more women conductors thankfully lead successful careers, sexist discrimination is sadly still occurring for many of them. For proof, La Maestra has already been a resounding world-wide success among women conductors: 220 applicants, 51 nationalities, a wide variety of backgrounds, an overall exceptional artistic quality. 

With La Maestra International Competition and Academy, the aim of the Paris Mozart Orchestra and the Philharmonie de Paris is threefold: to encourage vocational aspiration, to unite the international musical world behind a strong commitment towards women conductors, and to offer the youngest among them the support they didn’t always receive during their training.

Paris Mozart Orchestra

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. Showcasing the talents of the outstanding young soloists of the Paris Mozart Orchestra – among them, as concert master and string session principals, the four members of the internationally ­acclaimed prize-winning Psophos Quartet – lies at the heart of the PMO project.

Cité de la musique
Philharmonie de Paris

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.