NEWS | 22 NOVEMBER 2022
Donne, Women in Music becomes an Apple Music curator, creating playlists with a dedicated focus on equality & diversity.
Donne, Women in Music joins the prestigious ranks of Apple Music Curators making a positive change in the fight against gender inequality within the music industry.
will host exclusive classical music playlists focusing on giving deserved exposure to the vast and rich repertoire by women composers from past and present.
Donne’s Curator’s page has been launched with eight initial main collections of playlists, featuring artists and composers such as Errollyn Wallen, Rachel Portman, Eímear Noone, Gabriela Lena Frank and Chiquinha Gonzaga among many others, which will be known as
The playlists will be updated regularly by the dedicated team at Donne, Women in Music as well as international guest curators.
Soprano Gabriella Di Laccio, the founder and driving force behind the Donne Foundation says:
“It is only through collaboration with others who share our values and
ambitions that we can make this important shift in the music industry.
Apple Music has shown a very strong commitment on creating real impact
and we are very excited to bring the rich and varied repertoire
by women in music to its audience.”
Vocal works by women composers ?
The history of music starts with a song. The art of combing poetry and music has being part of society more centuries. In this playlist we invite to discover the significant contribution of women composers to the vocal music repertoire.
From medieval to contemporary works, this playlist all certainly make your heart sing.
Works for the screen by women composers ?
We love music for the screen! Can you imagine watching your favourite film, TV shows, computer games without music?
This playlist will reveal some powerful scores by women composers who take us on exciting, powerful and emotional journeys on screen.
Orchestral Works by women composers ?
For much of the history of Western music, composition was the exclusive exercise of men, especially when we think about the major orchestral works pieces performed in concert halls all over the world.
This playlist will allow you to discover the rich, powerful and diverse repertoire or orchestral pieces written by women composers.
New Music by Women Composers ?️
Discover the incredible diversity of women creating new music. More and more, the boundaries are been broken, genres are being crossed and the universal language of music is prevailing. Here you will find works by women composers who are writing contemporary music combined with electronics, or simply a soundtrack, an experiment on voices, a melody that can move you. Every artist has a story, listen to this playlist to hear some of the contemporary voices out there right now.
Piano works by women composers ?
With centuries of history behind it, the piano certainly deserves a special place in the heart of classical music lovers. In this playlist you will be able to discover the extensive contribution of women composers to the repertoire written for piano. Be prepared to fall in love with some of the world’s foremost women composers as well as a huge number of unknown artists who will certainly inspire you to hear more.
Choral works by women composers
For centuries choral singing had its unique power to bring people together though harmony. In this playlist you will discover the exquisite repertoire written for choirs by women composers from different centuries.
Discover music by women while you are on the move ???♀️
On the car, on the train, on your bike: this soundtrack of music by women composers will certainly turn your daily journeys into great discoveries.
? Our dedicated team at Donne, Women in Music will update this playlist regularly, so keep coming back to discover more. If you like a piece, add it to your library and invite others to listen.
Discover new composers, performers, artists and their incredible contribution to the music industry every week!
This week we invite you to get to know The Hermes Experiment:
Winners of the Royal Over-Seas League Mixed Ensemble Competition 2019, Tunnell Trust Awards 2017, Nonclassical’s Battle of the Bands 2014, Making Music Selected Artists 2019/20 and Park Lane Group Young Artists 2015/16 , The Hermes Experiment is a contemporary quartet made up of harp, clarinet, voice and double bass.
Apple Music subscribers will be able to find Donne’s Playlist in the ‘Curators’ section of Apple Music, or by visiting https://music.apple.com/gb/curator/donne-foundation/1593102139