The classical music scene in Canada is shaped by histories and hierarchies that reinforce racism and cultural appropriation. Black classical musicians are calling for systemic change.
Audiences know what it’s like to listen to Beethoven’s iconic works - but to play his creations as a concert pianist is to grab the music with both hands and join the composer in a powerful battle.
Despite the exclusion of their creative work from mainstream opera companies, Australian women composers are creating spaces for themselves, writing work that tackles urgent social issues.
The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden has spent £50m to rejuvenate its image and shake off its elitist tag.
Musicians and athletes have a lot in common when it comes to performing in the glare of the spotlight.