Fashion, fabrics and fishtails – why we need to talk about what female classical performers wear

Pianist Yuja Wang at the piano

Women’s clothes are both an artistic and personal choice. Yuja Wang at the piano. Photograph: Ian Douglas

Classical performance is a visual as well as aural experience, so why are female soloists’ choices of outfit so rarely discussed, apart from in diminishing terms?

Last November, pianist and scholar Dr Samantha Ege gave a recital of works by Florence Price, Margaret Bonds, and Vítězslava Kaprálová at Milton Court Concert Hall. It’s music that’s rarely heard on UK stages, and critics welcomed “the emotional pull to these works” while Ege was praised for her “finely honed performances born of deep study and analysis. Full story.

Leah Broad (The Guardian) / April 19, 2022

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