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Christina in the Guardian


Christina Scharff’s research on the classical music industry has been featured in the Guardian. Under the headline “Classical music in 2014 – still dominated by dead white men’s music performed by living white men” journalist Tom Service cites Dr Scharff’s research and argues that “the classical music industry needs to change”.

He particularly homes in on Christina’s findings that: “of the over 40 orchestras we surveyed, women only make up 1.4% of conductors and 2.9% of artistic/musical directors”, while of 629 orchestral players, “only 11 (1.7%) could be identified to be from a Black and Minority Ethnic background”.

The full article at: while Christina’s own project can be found at:

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