Gender Equality in Classical and Contemporary Music
Play or replay an exceptional live streamed panel dedicated to gender equality in classical and contemporary music organised in partnership with the Academy La Maestra, the Philharmonie de Paris and the Paris Mozart Orchestra and Gramophone, held in the wake of the inaugural edition of the Maestra International Competition for Women Conductors last September, and as part of our ongoing strand, Women Shaping the World.
Maestra second prize winner, conductor Stéphanie Childress and composers Anne Lovett (Faber music), Angèle David-Guillou (laureate of Diaphonique, our Franco-British fund for contemporary music / Village Green), Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch (Manners McDade) and Héloïse Werner (The Hermes Experiment) were invited to discuss their own perspective on equality and share updates about their careers in a panel chaired by BBC Radio 3 presenter Katie Derham and complemented by live musical interludes.
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Stéphanie Childress, conductor represented by Harrison Parrott
Second Prize of the inaugural edition of the International Competition for Women Conductors La Maestra and founder and director of the Orchestra Rheia since 2019.
Angèle David-Guillou, pianist, composer and producer represented by Village Green.
Laureate 2020 of the Diaphonique fund for contemporary music with Musicity Global.
Katie Derham, BBC Radio 3 presenter since 2017 and the face of the BBC Proms since 2010.
Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch, film score composer (Manners McDade)
Anne Lovett, pianist and composer represented by Faber Music since 2014.
Héloïse Werner, soprano and composer
Co-director and soprano of The Hermes Experiment and founding member of vocal ensemble SHARDS
▶️ Listen to the talk Equality & Conductors
▶️ Exclusive: watch an interview of Stéphanie Childress
▶️ Exclusive: play the interview of conductor Claire Gibault, co-founder of La Maestra International Competition for Women Conductor
Stéphanie Childress © Kaupo Kikkas
Anne Lovett © Deniz Saylan
Héloïse Werner © Thurstan Redding
Angèle David-Guillou © Dan Wilton
Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch © Joe Starbuck
Katie Derham © Women’s Prize for Fiction/Sam Holden