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The Impossible Orchestra – Alondra de la Parra at the piano with her musical friends

Conductor Alondra de la Parra and the world's classical stars unite to give a voice to vulnerable women and children

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Classic FM’s Composer in Residence, Debbie Wiseman, has written a new piece dedicated to the NHS.

Download the score for Debbie Wiseman’s ‘Thank You’

Meet Nadia Boulanger, the inspiring woman behind the 20th century’s greatest composers

Meet Nadia Boulanger, the inspiring woman behind the 20th century’s greatest composers

Hazel Scott was a piano virtuoso

Who was Hazel Scott, the forgotten jazz virtuoso who fought against racial segregation?

Louise Farrenc

The story of Louise Farrenc is one of the most remarkable in classical music history

Anu Tali © Kaupo Kikkas

Women can't be conductors and here are all the reasons why

Hildur Guðnadóttir accepts the Music - Original Score - award for 'Joker' onstage during the 92nd Annual Academy Awards

Hildur Guðnadóttir wins the Best Original Score Oscar for ‘Joker’

Eímear Noone, Irish composer-conductor

Who is Eímear Noone? Irish video games composer conducting the Oscars ceremony

Barbara Strozzi, painted 1640

This is the amazing story of Baroque composer Barbara Strozzi

Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn

Who was Fanny Mendelssohn, the unsung composer whose music was published under her brother’s name?

Eímear Noone to conduct the 42-piece Oscar orchestra

Oscars to feature a female orchestra conductor for first time in history

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Marin Alsop, Simone Young, Susanna Mälkki and JoAnn Falletta

Eight of the world’s 100 top conductors are now women, compared to just one in 2013

‘Joker’ composer Hildur Guðnadóttir is first female to win ‘Best Score’ at Golden Globes

‘Joker’ composer Hildur Guðnadóttir is first woman to win ‘Best Score’ at Golden Globes

Phoebe Waller-Bridge and her composer, Isobel, play ukulele for Olivia Coleman’s Portishead cover

Phoebe Waller-Bridge and her composer sister, Isobel, duet on ukulele while Olivia Colman sings

Composer Mica Levi

Who is Mica Levi, the composer behind the music in ‘Monos’ and Jonathan Glazer’s ‘The Fall’?