“Donne, Women in Music is a unique project, which champions the world of women composers in a field where there is great inequality.”
“I have been a professional composer for nearly 40 years and what Gabriella Di Laccio has achieved in the last 4 years through setting up ‘Donne Women In Music’ is truly ground breaking for Women Composers and a first.
By setting up remarkable relationships with Scala Radio and Apple Music, she is getting music by women broadcast, played and performed that would otherwise remain unknown, hugely raising awareness and making listeners finally start to question the horrendous gender imbalance that exists in the industry.”
“Gabriella Di Laccio is an outstanding champion for women composers. Among many activists for gender equality in music, I have seldom met someone with so much initiative and drive. She founded the charity Donne – Women in Music and has created myriad resources for it, achieving remarkable exposure for numerous female composers, both living and historic.
The national press has highlighted her work and the extensive online resources are used worldwide.”
“Donne, Women in music is a rich, vibrant, and
stylistic diverse platform to counteract the under representation of women in music composition by making their faces visible and their voices heard.”
“The work done by Donne plays a crucial role in increasing the visibility of women in the history of classical music and providing resources to increase programming of their music. As a conductor and Artistic Director, I am hugely indebted to their research and advocacy.”
“Donne has helped me by increasing my knowledge of fabulous women composers in Latin America, enabling me to meet Gabriella who is an inspiration and has helped me become a better leader for Women in Music. The work done by Donne is important to the music industry because it brings visibility to the facts marginalisation of women in music.”
“The work done by Donne is important to the music industry because it moves us forward as we create gender equity in the music industry. Today’s artists are asking arts institutions and audiences to engage with music by women of various backgrounds at a time when women’s music is still being programmed as a token event. We need to show the merits of including women composers in our curriculum, on our stages, and in our headphones. Donne’s work gives all of us a thorough resource to move forward and make room for all artists.”
“Donne and its magnificent initiator Gabriella Di Laccio have played an essential role during these past four years in creating more visibility for women in the music field both in Great Britain and internationally. There is still a long way to go and Donne’s work – in cooperation with other organisations concentrating on creating equal opportunity for women in music – will be central to maintaining momentum while moving towards the goal of gender parity.”
“I dedicate myself to independent music composition and management. Donne’s work is very important for the community of women around the world who work with music, as it allows us to get closer without distinction of gender, age, ethnicity. Also noteworthy is the great job of disseminating women’s music that they are doing. Congratulations for this valuable space.”
“I use Donne’s website constantly to check composers details whilst cataloguing and validating music for the Light Music Society library.”
“As a young soprano as well as budding musicologist, I thank you Donne, Women in Music for the work done in both spheres and in building a bridge between them in this way – it means the world to a young musician like me, and I’m delighted to have the opportunity to be a part of it.