The president of the New York Philharmonic will be jury president at a new conducting competition at the Philharmonie de Paris in the middle of March 2020.
There will be 12 contestants – no men need apply.
The contest is the joint idea of conductor Claire Gibault and the ambitious Philharmonie DG, Laurent Bayle.
The jury will comprise 3 men and 3 women.
In a public institution, this event could be challenged under EU discrimination law.