Arts Council England has announced a year-long research project and sector survey to explore the diversity of the classical music sector.
‘The workforce of our orchestras and ensembles is not fully reflective of the diverse society in which we live. The culture, repertoire, presentation and audiences of classical music, together with the need to develop and refine playing skills within highly prescribed parameters from a young age, all appear to introduce barriers to participation.’
Header photo: Chineke! Orchestra © Mark Allen