Orchestras' preventing female musicians from reaching full potential
Jude Kelly, artistic director of UK's Southbank Centre, has admitted that there is still some hostility in orchestras towards female musicians.
Kelly said that the top of the profession is still a place of too great an absence for women because executive directors can be sceptical and undermine them deliberately, the BBC reported.
Kelly explained that people tend to appoint in their own image, as it's a tendency of men to support other, younger men and feel paternalistic towards them.
She added that deliberate decisions to promote female talent had to be taken and this is not about women doing it for themselves, but it's about chaps who run orchestras and people who run music colleges getting behind women.
(Posted on 26-01-2014)