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In today’s news: ABRSM announces RPS partnership, Trinity Laban pledge to make women 50% of its concert programmes, new campaign to support women and families in opera. More than 1000 musicians come together at the Festival of choir- and orchestral music in Bad Homburg, which will be visited by Frank-Walter Steinmeier, North Rhine-Westphalia going to invest 30 million more for local theatres and orchestras until 2022 and Israeli composer Bracha Bdil to receive Wolf Durmashkin Composition Prize.

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ABRSM announces partnership with the Royal Philharmonic Society

ABRSM and the Royal Philharmonic Society (RPS) have announced a new partnership ‘to help musicians develop the skills necessary to build sustainable careers and inspire musical achievement in the next generation’.

Trinity Laban to spotlight women composers in concerts and online

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance has announced that music by women will make up more than half of its concert programmes in 2018/19.

Classic FM

New campaign launches supporting women and families in opera and music

Some of the UK’s finest young singers, directors and conductors are setting up a campaign to make parts of the music industry more cooperative, understanding and accommodating to women and young families.

The Guardian

Settling the score: celebrating the women erased from the musical canon

Augusta Holmès’ compositions won awards and acclaim from admirers including Liszt and Saint-Saëns, so why is she, and so many of her female contemporaries, all but forgotten today?

Music Week

UK music industry to launch China trade mission

Limelight

Australian Festival of Chamber Music 2018 program unveiled

The Australian Festival of Chamber Music has unveiled its 2018 program, which will include six world and 16 Australian premieres – not to mention 21 artists who will be appearing at the Festival for the first time, six of whom will be making their Australian debuts.

The Washington Post

81 and going strong, Philip Glass prepares for his Kennedy Center debut

The Kennedy Center will see a long-overdue debut Friday when the composer Philip Glass, 81, will perform there for the first time, playing his piano etudes with four other pianists as part of the Direct Current festival.

BR Klassik

1000 Hobbymusiker und der Bundespräsident

Mehr als 1000 Musikerinnen und Musiker treffen sich dieses Wochenende zu den Tagen der Chor- und Orchestermusik in Bad Homburg. Drei Tage lang stellen sie in Konzerten und Projekten die Vielfalt der Laienmusik in Deutschland vor. Zur Preisverleihung kommt Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

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Wolf Durmashkin Kompositionspreis 2018 für Bracha Bdil

Die israelische Komponistin Bracha Bdil hat den ersten Preis beim neu ins Leben gerufenen Wolf Durmashkin Kompositionspreis erhalten. Der Preis wurde in Erinnerung an den Komponisten Wolf Durmashkin ins Leben gerufen, der 1944 Opfer der Nationalsozialisten wurde.

Nordrhein-Westfalen: Mehr Geld für kommunale Theater und Orchester

Das Land Nordrhein-Westfalen erhöht einem Bericht des WDR zufolge die finanzielle Unterstützung für kommunale Orchester und Theater. Bis zum Jahr 2022 sollen Theater und Orchester 30 Millionen Euro mehr erhalten als bisher.

Klassik Heute

Castalian String Quartet gewinnt neuen Streichquartett-Preis

Mit dem Castalian String Quartet gewinnt ein junges, in London angesiedeltes Quartett, das sich unter den fünf bestqualifizierten Quartetten behaupten konnte, den ersten Merito String Quartet Award/Valentin Erben Prize.

Le Monde

Egalité femmes/hommes dans la musique actuelle : « tout passe par la formation »

Elles s’appellent Camille, Juliette Armanet, Fishbach ou Angèle et la saison musicale 2018-2019 ne se fera pas sans elles. Cette nouvelle génération de chanteuses, âgées de 39 à 22, semble prouver que la relève de la musique actuelle se conjugue dorénavant au féminin.

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Seiji Ozawa hospitalisé pour un problème cardiaque

Le chef d’orchestre japonais Seiji Ozawa a été hospitalisé à Tokyo à la suite d’un problème cardiaque. Sa prise en charge médicale devrait durer un mois.

Twitter

@BBC6Music: “Women belong in studios! Doing lighting design! Being tour managers! There are so many different parts of the business where women aren’t represented.” — Este (@) from @ speaking to @ for her  report: http://bbc.in/2IaQAwS

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(Written on March 9, 2018 )

Today, March 8, marks International Women’s Day, a globally-recognised chance to celebrate and recognise the challenges and opportunities facing women across the world.

Along with our design partners Sane & Able, we have produced an infographic with stats and facts about the role women play in professional music, and how they are represented across the classical music industry. The theme of ‘space’ was chosen to highlight the light years we need to travel in order to achieve gender parity, as women are still vastly under-represented in the media for their achievements in composing and conducting.

We’ve highlighted that at the current rate, it won’t be until 2186 – 169 years away – that 50% of pieces composed and conducted by women will be the norm at the BBC Proms. Currently, only 4 of the 61 accredited ABO orchestras have women undertaking titled roles. This week we have compiled a Spotify playlist of 169 of our favourite pieces created or performed by women in celebration of the incredible contribution women make to the music industry, including those who have been overlooked by history.

The World Economic Forum’s ‘Global Gender Gap Report 2016‘ provides interesting – and sometimes difficult – reading for anyone interested in finding out the facts and statistics behind women’s role in areas such as education, economics, health and politics. From looking at the data collected it is clear that, like with classical music, we still have a long way to go to ensure that the female half of the population are given the same opportunities as their male equivalents.

It’s not all bad news. Serious efforts are being made to ensure fairer representation for women in the classical music industry. ‘Sound and Music‘ are aiming for a 50/50 split between male and female-identified composers as part of their vision for 2020, which is a short three years away. Later today, BBC Radio 3 are to broadcast a piano sonata by composer Fanny Mendelssohn, which up until recently had been falsely attributed to her brother Felix. Tomorrow, as part of HeForShe Arts Week, ‘Yes She Can’ are providing young women opportunities to network and discover more about careers in music, particularly in roles generally underrepresented by women such as tech and management.

Follow the hashtags #BeBoldForChange and #InternationalWomensDay on Twitter to find out more about how you can get involved in the campaign for gender equality.

 

(Written on March 8, 2017 )