La Maestra Competition

International Competition for Women Conductors – 2nd edition
3-6 March 2022

La Maestra Academy

Thursday 27 January
2022
 / 12h30

CONCERT ORCHESTRE NATIONAL D’AUVERGNE – GLASS MARCANO

Opéra Théâtre, Clermont-Ferrand
Thursday 27 January 2022 — 12h30

CONCERT ORCHESTRE NATIONAL D’AUVERGNE – GLASS MARCANO

Orchestre national d’Auvergne
Glass Marcano, conductor

Program
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Sérénade No. 13 “une petite musique de nuit”
Aldemaro Romero Fuga con pajarillo

Saturday 29 January
2022
 / 19h00

CONCERT BARCELONA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA – LINA GONZALEZ-GRANADOS

L'Auditori Barcelona
Saturday 29 January 2022 — 19h00

CONCERT BARCELONA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA – LINA GONZALEZ-GRANADOS

Barcelona Symphony Orchestra (OBC)
Lina González-Granados,
conductor
Allison Cook,
mezzo-soprano

Program
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Romeo and Juliet, fantasy – opening
Benet Casablancas
“Canti ed Estasi di Lea”, suite for soprano and orchestra from the opera L’enigma di Lea
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Scheherazade 

Sunday 30 January
2022
 / 11h00

CONCERT BARCELONA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA – LINA GONZALEZ-GRANADOS

L'Auditori Barcelona
Sunday 30 January 2022 — 11h00

CONCERT BARCELONA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA – LINA GONZALEZ-GRANADOS

Barcelona Symphony Orchestra (OBC)
Lina González-Granados, 
conductor
Allison Cook, 
mezzo-soprano

Program
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 
Romeo and Juliet, fantasy – opening
Benet Casablancas
 “Canti ed Estasi di Lea”, suite for soprano and orchestra from the opera L’enigma di Lea
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov 
Scheherazade

News

Semi-final of the La Maestra competition with the Paris Mozart Orchestra. The Maestra, 1st edition of the International Conductors Competition. Twelve candidates conduct the Paris Mozart Orchestra during the semifinals and finals of the competition which takes place from 14 to 18 September 2020 at the Philharmonie de Paris. Paris, September 17, 2020.
Demi-finale du concours la Maestra avec le Paris Mozart Orchestra. La Maestra, 1ere edition du Concours International de Cheffes d Orchestre. Douze candidates dirigent l orchestre du Paris Mozart Orchestra durant les demies-finales et finales du concours qui se tient du 14 au 18 Septembre 2020 a la Philharmonie de Paris. Paris, le 17 septembre 2020. Competition

2022: why do we still need La Maestra?

After the inaugural La Maestra, things have started to evolve for women conductors internationally… So, why do a 2nd edition?

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La Maestra Academy : Holly Hyun Choe’s master-class at Aimé Césaire College

Report at the Collège Aimé Césaire (Paris), for the master class given by the conductor Holly Hyun Choe as part of the artistic residency established with the Philharmonie de Paris.

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Capture d’écran 2021-11-29 à 11.50.09 Competition

Graciane Finzi’s “L’Existence du Possible” is La Maestra 2022 commissioned work!

Meet Graciane Finzi, composer of “L’Existence du Possible” for the final round of La Maestra 2022!

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Final of the Maestra competition. The Maestra, 1st edition of the International Conductors Competition.  Twelve candidates conduct the Paris Mozart Orchestra during the semifinals and finals of the competition which takes place from 14 to 18 September 2020 at the Philharmonie de Paris. Paris, September 18, 2020.
Final du concours de la Maestra. La Maestra, 1ere edition du Concours International de Cheffes d Orchestre. Douze candidates dirigent l orchestre du Paris Mozart Orchestra durant les demies-finales et finales du concours qui se tient du 14 au 18 Septembre 2020 a la Philharmonie de Paris. Paris, le 18 septembre 2020. Competition

Get your tickets for La Maestra 2022!

Tickets are now available for the final rounds of the Competition. Get yours and join us on 3-6 March at the Philharmonie de Paris!

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Glass Marcano and Claire Gibault by Clement Savel Academy

Throwback to “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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Photo 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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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.