Category: Women in music

Janelle Monáe (b. 1985) is an award-winning mu…

Janelle Monáe
(b. 1985) is an
award-winning musician and actress. She has released three studio albums and
starred in two highly acclaimed films, Moonlight
and Hidden Figures.

Among her many awards are a VMA, 2 Black Reel
Awards and a Screen Actors Guild Award. Additionally, she has been nominated
for a Grammy 6 times. In 2018 she was named “Trailblazer of the Year”
at the Billboard Women in Music event.

Fanny Mendelssohn (1805-1847) was a prolific G…

Fanny Mendelssohn (1805-1847) was a prolific German pianist
and composer. Even though she composed almost 500 musical pieces throughout her
life, many of them were originally published under the name of her brother
Felix.

She showed great musical talent from a young age;
her teacher praised her piano skills as by saying that “she plays like a man”. Even
while recognizing her talent, her father stated that, while music would become
Felix’s profession, it would always be just a pastime for her. Therefore, her
brother published several of her works under his own name in order for them to
be released to the world.

Camilla Williams (1919-2012) was a soprano who…

Camilla Williams (1919-2012) was a soprano
who paved the way for African-American musicians in opera. She was the first
African American to receive a contract from a major opera company in the United
States, and the first to sing a major role with the Vienna State Opera.

She was born
in a poor family, but went to study music education at Virginia State
University. She received numerous awards for her performances, and made her debut
with the New York City Opera in 1946. She was appointed Professor of Voice at
Indiana University in 1977, the first African American in the position.

feminismwecandoit:

feminismwecandoit:

“I’m definitely a feminist. The guys in the band are feminists too, you know. It’s nice to have shared morals and a similar look at the world.” – Courtney Barnett at an interview from 3voor12

Domna Samiou (1928-2012) was a Greek folk musi…

Domna Samiou (1928-2012) was a Greek folk musician and
researcher. She not only performed traditional Greek music, but collected and
recorded it for over 50 years.

She worked
in the folk section of the National Radio Foundation and started her musical
career in the early 1970s. A foundation was established in her name in 1981,
aiming to preserve and promote the traditional music of Greece.

feminismwecandoit: “I’m a 26 years old person …

feminismwecandoit:

“I’m a 26 years old person and yes, a proud feminist.” – Hayley Williams from the band Paramore

Pauline Viardot (1821-1910) was a French-Spani…

Pauline Viardot (1821-1910) was a
French-Spanish composer and mezzo-soprano. She enjoyed a highly prolific and successful
musical career in 19th-century France.

Along with singing, she was also a
proficient piano player, often performing duets with Frédéric Chopin. She spoke
6 languages and composed music in as many national traditions. Additionally, she taught at the Paris
Conservatory and held a popular music salon in the city.

Wanda Landowska (1879-1959) was a Polish-Frenc…

Wanda Landowska (1879-1959) was a
Polish-French harpsichordist. She was very influential in the revival of harpsichord
music in the 20th century.

She studied at prestigious
institutions such as the Warsaw Conservatory and the Berlin University of the Arts.
In 1933, she recorded Bach’s Goldberg
Variations
on the harpsichord, the first person to do so.

Hazel Scott (1920-1981) was a musical prodigy …

Hazel Scott (1920-1981) was a musical prodigy of Trinidadian origin. She was a trained classical pianist who also performed as a jazz singer.

In 1950, she became the first black person to ever have their own TV show, The Hazel Scott Show. She was also one of the first Afro-Caribbean women to star in major Hollywood films, mostly as herself.

NEW RELEASE of the semi-electronic dreampop tw…

NEW RELEASE of the semi-electronic dreampop twin-sister duo

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