LA MAESTRA
COMPETITION

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

At the Philharmonie de Paris & live on ARTE Concert and Philharmonie Live. The final will be pre-recorded and broadcast on France Musique.

LA MAESTRA ACADEMY

Friday 23 February
2024

ORCHESTRE DEMOS – GROUPE GRENADE – ANNA SULKOWSKA MIGON

Philharmonie de Paris
Friday 23 February 2024

ORCHESTRE DEMOS – GROUPE GRENADE – ANNA SULKOWSKA MIGON

Orchestre Démos
Groupe Grenade
Anna Sulkowska Migon, conductor
Josette Baïz, choreographer

Preparation of the concert “La vie Fantastique” from February 23rd to 25th 2024

Program
Modeste Moussorgski, Pictures at an Exhibition and Le vieux château
Edvard Grieg, Peer Gynt and In the Hall of the Mountain King
Maurice Ravel, Mother Goose (The Fairy Garden)
Gustav Holst, The Planets (Mars)
Hategana, Balkans Traditional
Alexandros Markeas, Rituel, Poupée mécanique, Melimelo, Varcada, Balkan (premiere)

Friday 19 April
2024

ORCHESTRE DEMOS – GROUPE GRENADE – ANNA SULKOWSKA MIGON

Philharmonie de Paris
Friday 19 April 2024

ORCHESTRE DEMOS – GROUPE GRENADE – ANNA SULKOWSKA MIGON

Orchestre Démos
Groupe Grenade
Anna Sulkowska Migon, conductor
Josette Baïz, choreographer

Preparation of the concert “La vie Fantastique” from April 19th to 21st 2024

Program
Modeste Moussorgski, Pictures at an Exhibition and Le vieux château
Edvard Grieg, Peer Gynt and In the Hall of the Mountain King
Maurice Ravel, Mother Goose (The Fairy Garden)
Gustav Holst, The Planets (Mars)
Hategana, Balkans Traditional
Alexandros Markeas, Rituel, Poupée mécanique, Melimelo, Varcada, Balkan (premiere)

Tuesday 30 April
2024

OBSERVATION GUSTAVO DUDAMEL – LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC – TAMARA DWORETZ

Wall Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles
Tuesday 30 April 2024

OBSERVATION GUSTAVO DUDAMEL – LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC – TAMARA DWORETZ

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Maria Joao Pires, piano
Robert deMaine, cello
Teng Li, viola

Observation week from April 30th to May 5th 2024

Program
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Piano concerto No. 9 “Jeunehomme”
Richard Strauss, Don Quixote

NEWS

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Competition

La Maestra 2024: discover the 14 selected candidates

The Philharmonie de Paris and Paris Mozart Orchestra are delighted to reveal the names of the 14 conductors who have been selected to take part in the 3rd edition of La Maestra International Competition for Women Conductors.
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Concours La Maestra 3e edition Competition

Opening of registration – La Maestra 2024 Competition

It is with great excitement and pride that the Paris Mozart Orchestra and Philharmonie de Paris announce the opening of applications for the 3rd edition of La Maestra International Competition for Women Conductors.
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THE STORY

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.

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. 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.

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.