La Maestra 2024: discover the 14 selected candidates

The Philharmonie de Paris and Paris Mozart Orchestra are delighted to reveal the names of the 14 conductors who have been selected to take part in the 3rd edition of La Maestra International Competition for Women Conductors, which will take place in Paris, from Thursday 14 to Sunday 17 March 2024:

Bar AVNI, 34 (Israel)
Hebe DE CHAMPEAUX, 42 (Netherlands)
Olha DONDYK, 19 (Ukraine)
Yoona JEONG, 31 (South Korea)
Zofia KINIORSKA, 26 (Poland)
Sophie Sze-Ki MOK, 34 (Hong Kong)
Katharina MORIN, 29 (Germany)
Eu Lee NAM, 33 (South Korea)
Liubov NOSOVA, 30 (Russia)
Tatiana Marcela PÉREZ HERNÁNDEZ, 33 (Colombia)
Silvina PERUGLIA, 37 (Spain/Argentina)
Deanna THAM, 36 (USA)
Yalda ZAMANI, 38 (Iran)
Martyna ZYCH, 26 (Poland)

Throughout the call for applications (8 March – 7 September), the La Maestra team stepped up its efforts to discover talents from all over the world, in line with its commitment to offer a Competition open to women conductors of all nationalities and ages.

After 2 internationally acclaimed editions, many new candidatures keep flowing from all over the world: this year, 197 conductors applied, including 133 for the very first time, from 47 countries on all continents (Africa, North America, South America, Asia, Europe, Oceania).

This year’s applications were of a high level, with a record number of letters of recommendation signed by the world’s greatest conductors.

Giving confidence and visibility to the talented women who are emerging as orchestral conductors is a cause La Maestra will continue to champion with commitment and passion. More and more women conductors are being programmed in musical institutions, but we know that the fight must continue until gender equality is permanently etched into the international musical landscape.