Women are still significantly underrepresented in classical music. For centuries, it was claimed that they were not suitable for playing a wind instrument because their lungs were too small, and as violinists, men found them “improper”. And they were also not trusted with the conductor’s baton – even though it weighs only 30 grams.
Visionaries who encouraged the development of classical music with their will and support, such as Nadezhda Von Meck, artists who changed the world and served as an inspiration, such as writer George Sand, talented musicians who were sabotaged by difficulties of everyday life and unequal treatment — their struggles and their unbreakable will and love for music are an inspiration to us. We will share their stories through original texts by award-winning writer Ivana Bodrožić and music by Hildegard von Bingen, Clara Schumann, Frédéric Chopin, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Henriëtte Bosmans.