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Women pianists

14 of the very best women pianists

Elizabeth Rowe is paid $70,000 less than her male counterpart

Flautist sues top US orchestra in equal pay row

Nadine Benjamin

‘I quit banking to become an opera singer’ – rising star Nadine Benjamin

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla

10 of today’s best women conductors

iconic female artists

10 utterly iconic women in classical music

New York Philharmonic's Opening Gala celebrating their 175th Anniversary Season

Women could finally be allowed to wear trousers in the oldest US orchestra

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Fact: Beyoncé is actually an insanely good operatic mezzo-soprano in disguise

Renée Fleming

Women’s voices temporarily drop by two semitones after pregnancy

Thea Musgrave at The Ivor Novello Awards

‘We communicate our truest human nature through music’: composer Thea Musgrave, who was honoured at The Ivor Novello Awards

Marni Nixon dubbed the voices of Deborah Kerr in The King and I, Natalie Wood in West Side Story and Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady

Who was Marni Nixon, the ‘ghost singer’ behind Hollywood’s famous actresses?

German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter

When were women first allowed to join the orchestra?

Soloist cries in Schindler's List

Soloist is left in tears after an emotional performance of ‘Schindler’s List’

Jenny Lind and Rebecca Ferguson as Jenny Lind

Who actually was Jenny Lind, the real-life opera singer in The Greatest Showman?

Barbara Strozzi, painted 1640

This is the amazing story of Barbara Strozzi – and why you should care

Anne Sophie Mutter

Anne-Sophie Mutter: ‘When I was young, there were a lot of Harvey Weinsteins around’

Wallis Giunta baby

These musicians took a baby on stage to perform a lullaby – and it was unbelievably sweet