Postponement of La Maestra International Competition for Women Conductors

We are deeply sorry to announce that, in view of the current international situation relating to the spread of COVID-19 which would have prevented several candidates and members of the jury to come to Paris next week, the Paris Mozart Orchestra and Philharmonie de Paris made the decision to postpone the inaugural La Maestra International Competition for Women

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announcement of the 12 selected candidates!

The Paris Mozart Orchestra and the Philharmonie de Paris are delighted to announce the name of the 12 women orchestral conductors who have been selected to take part in La Maestra 2020!   Mélisse BRUNET, 42 (France) Sara CANEVA, 28 (Italy) Stephanie CHILDRESS, 20 (Great Britain / France) Holly CHOE, 28 (South Korea / USA)

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New collaboration with Les Victoires de la Musique

The Victoires de la Musique proudly support La Maestra. As part of this association to the competition, one of the prize winners will take part in the performances during the award celebration in February 2021. This will be broadcast live on French national television, France 3, and the classical music radio network, France Musique in

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ECHO is our new partner!

La Maestra is proud to announce its new partnership with The European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO)! As part of this collaboration, ECHO will convene an international Committee of senior figures from some of Europe’s leading venues and will offer selected candidates follow up professional engagements and wider professional development opportunities with orchestras and venues across

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Claire Gibault

A few words by Claire Gibault

I have often been the only woman in conducting competition juries. Even if I shared warm and friendly moments with many of my jury colleagues, I also unfortunately encountered – even recently – patronizing attitudes and even hostility from other male conductors.

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