We Are Committed
Les Nuits Lyriques
and Présence Compositrices
create the Présence Compositrices Prize
at the International Singing Competition of Marmande
We value the repertoire of melodies of French women composers from the 19th century
The Présence Compositrices Prize, created by Les Nuits Lyriques and the Présence Compositrices promotion and resource center, aims to promote the richness of the repertoire of French women composers by proposing it within the International Singing Competition, in the Melody category.
This prize offers support to these works composed by women so that they can obtain the necessary visibility among artists, and then the public, to become an integral part of the musical offer and participate in its diversity and inclusiveness.
Présence Compositrices is developing a database Ask Clara, which focuses on the works of women composers.
Which women composers have composed for orchestra? What German quartets can I find from the 19th century? Where can I find the scores of a female composer of today… or yesterday?
Already possessing several thousand references, it is intended to be enriched regularly.
Le Premier Prix Présence Compositrices remis en 2021
The 33rd International Singing Competition of Marmande saw the creation of the Presence Composers Prize. Candidates were not obliged to include works by women composers in their song program in order to compete for this prize. Nevertheless, a large number of candidates chose this option for the first year of its existence. It is Clarisse Dalles who received the Presence Composers 2021 Prize. You can discover her performance on our Youtube channel
Le Prix Présence Compositrices 2021 en chiffres
Number of candidates registered in Melody
Number of composers in the programs
Number of female composers in the programs
Number of candidates who included one or more female composers in their program
Number of women who have included one or more female composers in their program
Number of Men who put one or more female composers on their program