The top women conductors are Polish

The top women conductors are Polish


norman lebrecht

March 08, 2022

La Maestra competition ended in Paris last night with Poles taking the top prizes.

Anna Sulkowska-Migon, 26, from Krakow, came first.

Joanna Natalia Slusarczyk, 36, was second.




  • Frank says:

    Perfectly timed for International Womens Day, of course, but are either of them any good? (i.e. better than Mirga) I hope so…

  • FrauGeigerin says:

    The greatest women conductors are not the ones who win this “competition” that discriminate half of the world’s population and the majority of the potential competitors, but the ones who take part in competitions open to everyone, make it to the final rounds and win a prize.

    • Musafa says:

      Explain yourself

      • FrauGeigerin says:

        I don’t need to, but here it goes: the merit of those who win this competition is less important than the merit of those who take part and win prizes in non-discriminatory competitions. Why? The pool of potential competitors is bigger and therefore the level in non-discriminatory competitions is higher (more candidates to choose from). I think it is pretty easy to understand.

  • VBMaestra says:

    Vanessa Benelli Mosell is also a top conductor.