20 000 €

2nd prize

10 000 €

3rd prize

5 000 €

In addition to the 3 prizes, each of the three laureates will be offered a programme of professional engagements and mentoring by the Philharmonie de Paris, the Paris Mozart Orchestra and their local and international partners.


Partnership with European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO) 

The European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO) is proud to work in close collaboration with our member hall the Cité de la musique – Philharmonie and the Paris Mozart Orchestra on La Maestra. As part of our association with the competition ECHO will convene an international committee of senior figures from some of Europe’s leading venues and will offer selected candidates follow up professional engagements and wider professional development opportunities with orchestras and venues across our network. 
Partnering with La Maestra forms part of ECHO’s public pledges as part of the Keychange project, a movement across Europe, proactively working towards achieving gender equality in the music sector. 
Gender equality also forms an important part of the current work plan for culture of the European Union, ECHO is committed to providing a platform for its member concert halls to connect and to act on this topic.

 Associated ECHO orchestras:
Barcelona Symphony Orchestra
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Gulbenkian Orchestra Lisbon


Partnership with les Victoires de la Musique

The Victoires de la Musique proudly support La Maestra. As part of our association to the competition, we will invite one of the prize winners to take part in the performances during the award ceremony in February 2021. This will be broadcast live on French national television, France 3, and the classical radio network, France Musique, in prime time. In addition to our main mission, which is to celebrate outstanding classical music performances and recordings every year, Les Victoires de la Musique are also dedicated to highlighting a musical life which is rich and thriving. Equality between men and women in our sector is one of the key concerns of the Victoires de la Musique organisation.