Oksana Lyniv: I don’t want quotas for women conductorsNews
The first female music director of an Italian opera house has spoken out against reverse discrimination for women conductors.
Oksana tells Corriere della Sera:
‘At masterclasses I was told… you will never be as successful as us men. Male directors and teachers. I was alone, there was no way to get advice and compare with a colleague. One day I said to myself: it doesn’t matter if you don’t go far, do what you love and be yourself. Now I see many women in orchestras, it doesn’t matter if the first violin is a man or a woman…
‘I am against women’s quotas: quality must be what counts. We women can only be successful through healthy competition….
‘Today out of 100 directors 3 are women, soon we will be more.’
Full interview here.