In this episode, soprano Gabriella Di Laccio, founder and curator of DONNE | Women in Music talks to Elizabeth de Brito: curator, storyteller, presenter, researcher, activist, and the producer of The Daffodil Perspective: the 1st ever gender-balanced, racially equitable, inclusive radio show in the world.
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On the 9th February 2020, Eímear Noone made history as the first-ever woman to lead the Oscars Orchestra. The award-winning Irish conductor and composer writes extensively for
film and videogame and is also a conductor in demand worldwide.
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In this episode, soprano Gabriella Di Laccio, founder and curator of DONNE | Women in Music talked to the inspirational Irish composer and conductor about her career, role models, prejudice, and much more. 
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Inequality: has the problem been solved?
In this episode, soprano Gabriella Di Laccio, founder and curator of DONNE | Women in Music talks to Edwina Dunn OBE, data science entrepreneur and founder of the inspirational educational charity, The Female Lead. 
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In this episode, soprano Gabriella Di Laccio, founder and curator of the project DONNE, Women in Music talks to renowned Brazilian pianist and composer Catarina Domenici.
Discover her fascinating journey of finding her voice as an artist and as a composer.
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Check the links below for more information: Catarina Domenici's website
https://www.catarinadomenici.com/

In this episode soprano Gabriella Di Laccio, founder and curator of the project DONNE, Women in Music talked to the inspirational soprano, composer, writer and educator Deborah Cheetham.

Deborah describes herself as a ‘21st century urban woman who is Yorta Yorta by birth, stolen generation by policy, soprano by diligence, composer by necessity and lesbian by practice.’

In the 2014 Queen’s Birthday Honours List, Cheetham was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO), for “distinguished service to the performing arts as an opera singer, composer and artistic director, to the development of Indigenous artists, and to innovation in performance”. In 2009, Deborah Cheetham established Short Black Opera as a national not-for-profit opera company devoted to the development of Indigenous singers. The following year she produced the premiere of her first opera Pecan Summer. This landmark work was Australia’s first Indigenous opera and has been a vehicle for the development of a new generation of Indigenous opera singers.

Deborah Cheetham https://www.shortblackopera.org.au/team . Short Black Opera https://www.shortblackopera.org.au/

In this episode soprano Gabriella Di Laccio, founder and curator of the project DONNE, Women in Music talked to Amanda Cook, Editor-in-Chief of I CARE IF YOU LISTEN, an award-winning contemporary classical music magazine advocating for historically underrepresented artists and equitable programming.

Amanda's training as a performer coupled with her current work in music journalism and nonprofit administration provides a unique perspective from which to view the current state of classical music.

Amanda Cook http://www.arcookmusic.com/

I care if you listen https://www.icareifyoulisten.com/ .

In this episode, soprano Gabriella Di Laccio, founder and curator of the project DONNE, Women in Music talked to the amazing Taiwanese-American conductor Mei-Ann Chen.

Praised for her dynamic, passionate conducting style, Mei-Ann is acclaimed for infusing orchestras with energy, enthusiasm and high-level music-making. She is the Music Director of the MacArthur Award-winning Chicago Sinfonietta since 2011 and a guest conductor worldwide. . Mei-Ann is also a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion in music and she shared so much of her personal experience, which was truly inspirational.
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Mei-Ann Chen's website https://www.meiannchen.com/
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Chicago Sinfonietta
http://www.chicagosinfonietta.org/ 

Did you ever feel like a big disappointment? How many unanswered questions you have as an artist?
Should we aspire to be perfect? How can we find balance in our careers?
In this episode of DONNE TALKS, Gabriella Di Laccio talked to British composer Anna Appleby about the challenges faced by so many artists.
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Check the links below for more information:
ANNA APPLEBY
https://www.annaappleby.com/

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In this episode of DONNE Talks, Gabriella Di Laccio talks to Rob Deemer about the crucial importance of the promotion of diversity in music repertoire.

Rob Deemer is a composer, educator and founder of the amazing Institute for Composer Diversity, which is dedicated to the celebration, education, and advocacy of music created by composers from historically underrepresented groups through online tools, research-based resources, and sponsored initiatives.

Check the links below for more information:
Institute for Composer Diversity https://www.composerdiversity.com/

Rob Deemer: http://www.robdeemer.com/ 

 

In this episode Gabriella Di Laccio - founder and curator of DONNE - Women in Music talks to Vick Bain: a strong campaigner for women in music, Curator of the F-List & PhD Researcher.

Vick tells us about her staggering report Counting the Music Industry, her views on why all genres of music composing, including classical, still has so few women signed to publishing companies and why that is important.

Get the know the F-List - Vick's latest project - and learn more about what we can all do to contribute to the end on inequality in music.
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Check the links below for more information:
COUNTING THE MUSIC INDUSTRY REPORT
https://countingmusic.co.uk/

THE F-LIST
https://vbain.co.uk/the-f-list

VICK BAIN'S WEBSITE
https://vbain.co.uk

 
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