Vienna Philharmonic lets a woman into its double-bassesNews
The barriers are slowly crumbling.
The Austrian double-bassist Valerie Schatz won a trial year at the Vienna State Opera in June. She is now officially listed among the double-basses of the Vienna Philharmonic, the first woman ever to play in that section.
Schatz, 24, will have to wait up to three years to be confirmed as a full member of the orchestra.
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