Institute for Women Conductors

Alexandra Cravero


As a musician of many talents with a charismatic personality and artistic sensibility, Alexandra Cravero has quickly imposed herself as one of this generation’s new and upcoming conductors

With a National Diploma and Masters in viola and conducting from the National French Conservatory, Alexandra was also finalist at the Besancon, Pedrotti, and Cadaques competitions.

She has assisted Pierre Boulez, Kurt Masur, Tito Ceccherini, Patrick Davin and directed the BBC, the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic, the Sofia Radio, the Theatre de La Monnaie and the Opera National du Rhin Orchestras.
On the operatic stage, she has directed, among others, Annick Massis, Michael Spyres, Magdalena Kožená, Etienne Dupuis.

Her vast operatic repertoire spans many centuries: Carmen, The Pearl Fishers, Norma, Faust, Porgy and Bess, the Cunning Little Vixen, Reigen, Doctor Atomic, to name a few. Upcoming events will see Alexandra Cravero direct the Tales of Hoffmann, Tosca, Traviata, and the Orchestre National de Lille at the Paris Philharmonic Hall.

2016 Participants


Elizabeth Askren


Mihaela Cesa-Goje


Alexandra Cravero


Tianyi Lu


Chaowen Ting


Zoe Zeniodi



Ching-Chun Lai


Michelle Rofrano


Carolyn Watson


Parisa Zaeri


2016 IWC Concert Performance Selections

Overture , Nabucco   - Verdi  

Lonely House , Street Scene   - Weill  

Sola sola in buio loco , Don Giovanni   - Mozart