News

Glass Marcano and Claire Gibault by Clement Savel
Academy

Throw-back in pictures of “Diversità”…

Throw-back in pictures of “Diversità”, a Paris Mozart Orchestra’s concert co-directed by Glass Marcano and Claire Gibault.

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14 CANDIDATES
Competition

La Maestra 2022 : meet the 14 selected candidates!

The Philharmonie de Paris and Paris Mozart Orchestra are delighted to announce the names of the 14 conductors who have been selected to participate in the next La Maestra Competition!

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Academy events

Sunday 5 December
2021

ASSISTANAT DOUGLAS BOYD – LINA GONZALEZ-GRANADOS

Philharmonie de Paris
Sunday 5 December 2021

ASSISTANAT DOUGLAS BOYD – LINA GONZALEZ-GRANADOS

Orchestre de chambre de Paris
Douglas Boyd, conductor
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano*
Lina Gonzalez-Granados, cconductor’s assistant

One week assistanship from December 5th to 9th du 2021

The following program will be performed on December 8th at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées*
Edward Elgar 
Introduction et Allegro 
Joseph Haydn
Concerto pour piano en ré majeur (cadence de Jean-Efflam Bavouzet)
George Benjamin At First Light
Joseph Haydn
Symphonie n° 82 « L’Ours » 

The following program will be performed on December 9th at the Théâtre du Châtelet
Bushra El Turk,
the Incomplete Sky (concertino for Taegum)
Hyelim Kim Taegum
Joseph Haydn Symphonie n° 82 « L’Ours » 

Monday 6 December
2021
Canceled

ASSISTING VLADIMIR JUROWSKI – LINA GONZALEZ GRANADOS

Royal Festival Hall, London
Canceled
Monday 6 December 2021

ASSISTING VLADIMIR JUROWSKI – LINA GONZALEZ GRANADOS

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski, conductor
Lina Gonzalez Granados, conductor’s assistant
Leonidas Kavakos, violin

One week assistanship from 6 to 8 December 2021

Program
Shostakovich 
Violin Concerto No. 1
Brett Dean
Notturno inquieto (Rivisitato) (world premiere of new version)
Rachmaninoff 
Symphony No. 3

 

Friday 10 December
2021

MASTERCLASS DOUGLAS BOYD – ORCHESTRE DE CHAMBRE DE PARIS

Philharmonie de Paris
Friday 10 December 2021

MASTERCLASS DOUGLAS BOYD – ORCHESTRE DE CHAMBRE DE PARIS

Orchestre de chambre de Paris
Douglas Boyd, conductor
Holly Choe, conductor’s assistant
Alizé Léhon, conductor’s assistant
Lamar Ellias, conductor’s assistant

 

Program
Joseph Haydn
Symphony No. 85

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.

The inaugural La Maestra Competition took place in Paris in September 2020 and was a resounding world-wide success, attracting 220 applicants of 51 different nationalities and a wide variety of backgrounds. Applicants’ backstories revealed personal circumstances which differed wildly from one country to another. This, together with the exceptional artistic quality displayed by the chosen candidates, has validated our original decision to take a strong stand and encourages us to renew our efforts.

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. 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.