We are committed to
Les Nuits Lyriques
and Présence Compositrices
create the Présence Compositrices Prize
at the International Singing Competition of Marmande
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.
The First Presence Composers' Prize will be awarded in 2021
The 33rd International Singing Competition of Marmande saw the creation of the Presence of Women Composers Prize.
Candidates were not obliged to include works by women composers in their song program in order to compete for this prize.
Nevertheless, many of them chose this option for this first year of existence.
Clarisse Dalles received the Presence Composers 2021 Prize.
You can discover her performance on our Youtube channel.
LE PRIX PRESENCE COMPOSITRICES EN CHIFFRE
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