La Maestra Competition

International Competition for Women Conductors – 2nd edition

3-6 March 2022
At the Philharmonie de Paris
& live on ARTE Concert and Philharmonie Live

La Maestra Academy

Monday 23 May
2022

ASSISTANAT GUSTAVO DUDAMEL – STEPHANIE CHILDRESS

Los Angeles Philharmonic (Etats-Unis)
Monday 23 May 2022

ASSISTANAT GUSTAVO DUDAMEL – STEPHANIE CHILDRESS

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel,
conductor
Jeanine De Bique, soprano
Taylor Raven, mezzo-soprano
Issachah Savage, tenor
José Antonio López, bass
Los Angeles Master Chorale
Grant Gershon, artistic director

 

One week assistanship from May 23rd 2022 

Program
Gonzalo Garrido-Lecca
commission
Francisco Cortès-Alvarez commission
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 9 

Friday 3 June
2022

MASTER-CLASS FRANÇOIS-XAVIER ROTH – PARIS MOZART ORCHESTRA

Friday 3 June 2022

MASTER-CLASS FRANÇOIS-XAVIER ROTH – PARIS MOZART ORCHESTRA

Paris Mozart Orchestra
François-Xavier Roth, conductor
Anna Sulkowska-Migon, conductor’s assistant
Beatriz Fernandez Aucejo, conductor’s assistant
Ustina Dubitsky, conductor’s assistant

Conducting masterclass on Friday, June 3rd 2022 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Program
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 
Symphony n°40

Saturday 4 June
2022
 / 18h00

CONCERT ORCHESTRE DE CHAMBRE DE PARIS – STEPHANIE CHILDRESS

Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie de Paris
Saturday 4 June 2022 — 18h00

CONCERT ORCHESTRE DE CHAMBRE DE PARIS – STEPHANIE CHILDRESS

Orchestre de Chambre de Paris
Stephanie Childress, conductor
Mirabelle Ordinaire, conception

Program
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Excerpts from Così fan tutte, La Flûte enchantée, Le Directeur de théâtre, Les Noces de Figaro and Don Giovanni

News

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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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

Meet the 6 semi-finalists!

The 6 semi-finalists have been selected by our Jury after the Quarter-Finals, this Friday, March 4th. Discover their names!

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France, Paris, 2021-03 La Maestra, 2nd edition of the International Conductors Competition at the Philharmonie de Paris. 14 candidates will conduct the Paris Mozart Orchestra during the competition which will be held from March 3 to 6, 2022. Photograph by Maria Mosconi / Hans Lucas. France, Paris, 2021-03 La Maestra, 2eme edition du Concours International de Cheffes d Orchestre a la philharmonie de Paris. 14 candidates dirigent l orchestre du Paris Mozart Orchestra durant les epreuves du concours qui se tient du 3 au 6 mars 2022. Photographie de Maria Mosconi / Hans Lucas. Competition

La Maestra 2022: discover the running order of the Quarter-Finals, March 3 and 4!

The order of passage of the candidates has just been chosen by drawing! Discover the program of the Quarter-Finals…

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La Maestra 2022: change of candidate

Due to travel restrictions in Hong Kong, candidate Vivian Ip unfortunately had to cancel her venue to Paris and won’t be able to compete at La Maestra 2022. She is replaced by the first candidate in the waiting list: Chaowen Ting! Chaowen Ting is the newly appointed Conductor of the Peabody Youth Orchestra and the Assistant Conductor of the Augusta Symphony Orchestra. A native of …

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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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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.