La Maestra, the International Competition for Women Conductors at the Paris Philharmonie

At the Paris Philharmonie, from Monday 16 to Thursday 19 March 2020, will take place the very first edition of the International Competition for Women Conductors, La Maestra. The jury chaired by Deborah Borda (President of the New York Philharmonic) and composed by chefs such as Claire Gibault (who initiate the project with Laurent Bayle) Pablo Heras-Casado, Yutaka Sado or Valentina Peleggi will have to choose the best among twelve women conductors of ten different nationalities.

A dismaying reality, out of 778 permanent professional symphonic orchestras listed in the world in 2019, only 48 are lead by a woman (only 6.2%)!