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La Maestra Collection

La Maestra Collection

Go behind the scenes of the first editions of the international competition for women conductors, with two documentaries and pair the films with the full performances of the winners: Beatriz Fernández Aucejo, Anna Sułkowska-Migoń and Rebecca Tong.

LA MAESTRA: FIRST EDITION

The Philharmonie de Paris and the Paris Mozart Orchestra are organizing the first edition of the International Competition for Female Conductors. The aim is to give female talent the visibility it deserves, to encourage vocations and to encourage programmers to take into account the diversity of our societies. Aimed at professional female conductors of all ages, this competition puts the spotlight on twelve candidates selected from around the world, whom this film allows us to discover.

Genre: Documentary / Classical Music
Director: Adeline Chahin
Duration: 97′
Format: HD

LA MAESTRA: SECOND EDITION Upcoming May 2022, available for prebuy

Claire Gibault’s La Maestra competition, which sends a strong message to the musical world, is extended by a two-year academy that provides professional support for the winners. The competition offers a repertoire that combines key works from the 18th to the 20th century with contemporary creations, allowing the candidates to show the breadth of their palette. In the first edition, the Indonesian chef of Chinese origin, Rebecca Tong, was chosen. Who will be the new chefs that the 2022 edition of La Maestra will discover?

Genre: Documentary / Classical Music
Director: Adeline Chahin
Format: HD

REBECCA TONG DIRECTS THE ORCHESTRE DE PARIS & SABINE DEVIEILHE

In September 2020, Rebecca Tong, American-Indonesian conductor, won the first prize in the La Maestra competition for female conductors. Today, Rebecca Tong is back at the helm of the Orchestre de Paris and joined by Alexandre Gattet to play Mozart’s Oboe concerto, followed by Mahler’s Fourth Symphony with Soprano Sabine Devieilhe.

PROGRAM
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Oboe Concerto
Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 4

Genre: Classical Music
Director: Adeline Chahin
Duration: 86′
Format: HD

ANNA SULKOWSKA-MIGON DIRECTS THE PARIS MOZART ORCHESTRA

This program combines works performed over four days at the Philharmonie de Paris. Its highlight, L’Existence du Possible by contemporary composer Graciane Finzi, is presented here as a world premiere. Surrounding this contemporary work, compositions by Mozart, Alma Mahler, Clara Schumann or even Stravinsky show the full musical palette of promising Polish conductor Anna Sułkowska-Migoń, winner of the second edition of the LA MAESTRA competition, and the Paris Mozart Orchestra.

PROGRAM
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Don Giovanni, overture
Alma Mahler – 3 Lieder, Die stille Stadt – Waldseligkeit – Bei dir ist es traut
Clara Schumann – Piano concerto in A minor, 3rd movement Graciane Finzi – The Existence of the Possible (world premiere)
Igor Stravinsky – Suite from Pulcinella

Genre: Classical Music
Director: Adeline Chahin
Duration: 67′
Format: HD

BEATRIZ FERNANDEZ AUCEJO DIRECTS THE PARIS MOZART ORCHESTRA

At the beginning of March at the Philharmonie de Paris, facing the Paris Mozart Orchestra, Beatriz Fernández Aucejo displayed the full richness of her repertoire. (Re)discover the third winner of the second edition of the LA MAESTRA competition conducting Berlioz’ Symphonie fantastique, Ravel’s Piano Concert, Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 and Debussy’s La Mer. It is difficult to imagine a more beautiful program.

PROGRAM
Hector Berlioz – Symphonie fantastique, 2nd movement “Un Bal”
Maurice Ravel – Piano Concerto in G major, 1st movement
Johannes Brahms – Symphony No. 1, 1st movement
Claude Debussy – The Sea, 1st movement “From Dawn to Noon on the Sea”

Genre: Classical Music
Director: Adeline Chahin
Duration: 44′
Format: HD

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