Nicolette Fraillon was told she couldn’t be a conductor ‘because I was a woman’

Australian conductor Nicolette Fraillon says sexism is still an issue within the classical music scene. Fraillon was the first woman in the world to conduct a ballet orchestra, and until December was the Australian Ballet’s chief conductor, a role she held for two decades. Today, female conductors are still the exception. “I think it’s improving, … Read more