France launches first intl competition for women conductors

The first international competition for women orchestra conductors was launched in Paris on Thursday evening. Founded by pianist Clemence Guerrand, the MAWOMA (Music And Women Maestra) contest will be held on six continents, going to cities like Rio, Los Angeles, Johannesburg, Sidney and Tokyo, to highlight the talent of young women of all nationalities. The final will take place at the end of 2019 in Paris and will decide between the six winners of the continental events.