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Les Nuits Lyriques and Présence Compositrices
create the Présence Compositrices Prize
at the International Singing Competition of Marmande

"Demandez à Clara" - Base de données de Compositrices et de leurs oeuvres

We value the repertoire of melodies by French women composers from the 19th century onwards

The Présence Compositrices Prize, created by Les Nuits Lyriques and the Présence Compositrices promotion and resource centre, 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, endowed with an amount of 1 000 € offered by Présence Compositrices, makes it possible to support the works composed by women so that they obtain the necessary visibility near the artists, then of the public, to make integral part of the musical offer and to take part in its diversity and its inclusiveness.

Those who choose to register for the Presence Compositrices Prize must perform one melody by a women composer in the semi-final AND a second in the final. To compete for the  Présence Compositrices Prize, candidates must therefore propose at least two songs by women composers in their program.

To find a directory Compositrices don’t hesitate to Demandez à Clara, which focuses on the works of women composers.
Which women composers have written for orchestra?
Which German quartets can I find from the 19th century?
Where can I find the scores of a female composer of today… or yesterday? 

The database already contains several thousand references and is intended to be expanded regularly.


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