Deborah Borda, President of the Jury

Deborah Borda

An emblematic figure of American symphony life and currently General Manager of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Deborah Borda will honour us with her presence as President of the Jury for this first edition of La Maestra International Competition for Women Conductors.

First woman to manage one of the leading American symphony orchestras when she was appointed General Manager of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra in 1991, Deborah Borda is one of the few women in the world to hold such a position. It was therefore quite naturally that the Paris Mozart Orchestra and the Philharmonie de Paris turned to her to chair this first historical edition of La Maestra.