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
Opening of applications: 8 March 2023

La Maestra Academy

Tuesday 31 January
2023

ASSISTANTSHIP DEBORA WALDMAN – ZOE ZENIODI

Tuesday 31 January 2023

ASSISTANTSHIP DEBORA WALDMAN – ZOE ZENIODI

Orchestre national Avignon Provence 
Débora Waldman, conductor
Zoe Zeniodi, assistant conductor
Alexandra Conunova, violin*
Renaud Capuçon, violin**

Felix Mendelssohn, Ouverture « La Belle Mélusine » op. 32
Johannes Brahms, Concerto pour violon et orchestre op. 77 en Ré majeur*
Samuel Barber, Concerto pour violon et orchestre op. 14**
Louise Farrenc, Symphonie n° 3 op. 36 en sol mineur

Concerts on February 3rd at 20:30 at the Théâtre de Montélimar and on February 7th at 20:00 at the Opéra Grand Avignon.

*concerto only played on February 3rd
**concerto only played on February 7th

Friday 3 February
2023

OPERA ORCHESTRE SYMPHONIQUE REGION CENTRE-VAL DE LOIRE/TOURS – JOANNA NATALIA ŚLUSARCZYK

Opéra de Tours
Friday 3 February 2023

OPERA ORCHESTRE SYMPHONIQUE REGION CENTRE-VAL DE LOIRE/TOURS – JOANNA NATALIA ŚLUSARCZYK

Chœur de l’Opéra de Tours
Orchestre Symphonique Région Centre-Val de Loire/Tours

Joanna Slusarczyk, musical director
Nicola Berloffa, staging
Andrea Belli, stage designer
Valerio Tiberi, lights
Nicola Berloffa, costumes

Jodie Devos, Lucie
Florian Sempey, Henri Ashton
Matteo Roma, Edgard Ravenswood
Kevin Amiel, Lord Arthur Bucklaw
Jean-Fernand Setti, Raymond
Yoann Le Lan, Gilbert

Gaetano Donizetti, Lucie de Lammermoor 

Performances on February 3rd at 20:00 and on February 5 at 15:00.

Monday 6 February
2023

ASSISTANTSHIP DEBORA WALDMAN – JOANNA NATALIA ŚLUSARCZYK

Monday 6 February 2023

ASSISTANTSHIP DEBORA WALDMAN – JOANNA NATALIA ŚLUSARCZYK

Orchestre national Avignon Provence 
Débora Waldman, conductor
Joanna Natalia Ślusarczyk, assistant conductor

Renaud Capuçon, violin

Felix Mendelssohn, Ouverture « La Belle Mélusine » op. 32
Samuel Barber, Concerto pour violon et orchestre op. 14
Louise Farrenc, Symphonie n° 3 op. 36 en sol mineur

Concerts on February 7th at 20:00 at the Opéra Grand Avignon and on February 9th at 11:00 at the Grand Théâtre de Provence, Aix-en-Provence.

News

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Announcement: La Maestra 2024, 3rd edition of the International Competition for Women Conductors

Following two acclaimed editions in 2020 and 2022, the Paris Mozart Orchestra and Philharmonie de Paris are very proud to announce the 3rd edition of La Maestra International Competition for Women Conductors, to take place on 14–17 March 2024 in Paris.

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Final of the Maestra competition with Stephanie Childress . 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 avec Stephanie Childress. 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

La Maestra 2022 is…

Following the Final of La Maestra 2022, discover our 3 laureates!

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Final of the Maestra competition with Stephanie Childress . 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 avec Stephanie Childress. 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

Discover the 3 finalists of La Maestra 2022!

Our La Maestra 2022 Finalists have been selected…

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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.