Limelight: Katie Yap on the resilience of women in music
The violist previews her second Music, She Wrote festival, which explores all the ways in which women have had to fight for their place in the music industry.
by Katie Yap published in Limelight on 28 March, 2022
When 3MBS approached me last year to ask if I’d direct a new festival celebrating women in music, I first was flabbergasted, and immediately jumped at the chance! Music, She Wrote was born – a small chamber music festival showcasing the music of women over the centuries, and performed by the most exciting local Melbourne Classical, Baroque, folk, and jazz musicians. Last year, amidst lockdowns and huge uncertainty, we wanted to provide something that would lift audiences’ and performers’ spirits, and provide a sense of comfort. This year, our focus is on resilience – a quality that women have had to cultivate over history, and that we find ourselves as a society in great need of now…